No I haven’t lost my mind. In fact cleaning doesn’t do much for my disposition at all!
When I picked Trey up from his visit with TurdTurd today I heard about how helpful he was with dusting and swiffering the floors. This didn’t surprise me since he pretty much does all the vacuuming at home. When I arrived he was sitting with TurdTurd feeling her belly … well, feeling the baby kick.
Have I mentioned the baby yet? Justin and Astrid are having a baby! Three more months to go. TurdTurd is growing a nice little bump of a baby and they are all feeling fine.
Back to Trey… the cleaning machine. I was simply trying to get him to tell me about the baby kicking because I thought it was pretty cool that he was spending time with TurdTurd and baby like that. “Trey tell me what you were feeling in the living room.” I thought that would be a good leading question for a 4 year old. “I was feeling happy in the living room. Cleaning makes me happy.”
Wow, I wasn’t asking for emotions or a touchy feely talk! “It was good Neenee, I feel good.” He continued. Does a swiffer give the boy an adrenalin rush? How adorable can a kid be? I’m keeping him. Oh, wait, that’s been established already.
Is it wrong to look at your kids and say out loud that we’re doing a great job? The moments of mayhem are minimal and the moments of amazement continue to multiply. They are both fabulous kids. I know they are only 3 &4 and there are those double digit numbers that lie ahead… I’m not afraid.
This evening we played our Candyland game and then while I cleaned up the kitchen Papa played a matching card game. The kids ask every night if it’s a story night or a game night. They love this time sitting around the table. I like that they are staying in one place for a while. The conversation is usually pretty funny and the two of them come out with phrases that they have learned from us and it always makes us smile. These moments are an investment in the future… when they no longer want to play Candyland but they will still enjoy being together and hanging out with us old farts. We’ll still have fun but the games will change. We will still allow them to clean the house too!