Saturday, March 21, 2009
Bringing Up Boys
Last week I was REALLY sick. Like I did nothing for at least 6 days sick. I am feeling better but am still getting over it. Thursday I attempted to go to the grocery store before I picked the boys up from school. It proved to be too much for me to do and by the time I got home I was in a semi delirious state with barely enough energy to walk in the door let alone bring the groceries in & put them away. I had the kids help carry in the bags & had decided I would just put the cold stuff away for now. To my surprise & delight I walked into the kitchen to find Elijah putting the groceries away for me! I helped with the cold stuff & then laid down on the couch. He continued until every last thing was put away.
Today for lunch I asked what everyone wanted. Elijah replied with "peanut butter & jelly" Kate reminded me that I had bought fish sticks. I asked Elijah if he wanted that instead. He said & I quote "No, thank you. I'll just have peanut butter & jelly." How polite!
Now if only I can bring up my girl to be just as thoughtful and polite.