Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Slice 2012 13 of 31 Little Helper

I took this photo yesterday before the scout's banquet and it just right to post tonight.
          I am not sure where his desire to help and work came from but my nine year never ceases to amaze me when it comes to getting jobs done.  Tonight as I was folding laundry and chatting with my husband about where to find the extension cord so that I could quick vacuum out the van, Matt (the nine year old) interrupted asking, "Can I help?" before I even said the word vacuum.  He is a doer, a helper and always wants to be involved in assisting anything that involves a car, electronic device or any type of  building or putting together of well, anything.  I chuckled a a bit after he interrupted, pleased to have some help after a long day. A help he was as he attended to the shop vac and extension cord.  He was two steps ahead of me at all times, pulling out the weather matts and shaking them out. Then hollering to me as I was cleaning trash out of the seat pockets, "Hey mom, there is a ton of stuff in the back of the van that we need to clean out." Next thing I know, the stuff was in a nice pile on the garage floor.  I sorted through hats and gloves that needed to be put back in the hall closet then threw some blankets in the laundry.  By the time I was done, he had practically finished the vacuuming.  I am still amazed by his stamina for working and completing the jobs we ask of him around the house but even more grateful for the times he jumps in when we don't ask him. ( I would love for this quality to rub off on his brothers.)  For today, I am thankful for him.
I love you Matt.

9 comments:

Mandy Chock said...

What a cutie! Great slice about your little helper. I am impressed that he takes initiative... I'm guessing his brothers are teenagers?

Thanks for sharing!

MaryHelen said...

So glad he is a helper. What a tribute to him and the qualities you are teaching him.

katied said...

Mandy-
Yep, one teenager and one close to teens. I am feeling the pains of having middle schoolers and savoring my elementary Matt.

Thanks Mary Helen. I want to keep him 9 forever.

Kelli Traber said...

Your post gives me great hope that my little boy will continue to get better and better with age. So cute! I can't believe you have a teen!

Jen Vincent said...

I love it! I'm jealous! My kiddos are helpers...but not like that! My oldest will be 5 in May so maybe as he gets older he'll be even more helpful. I'll be crossing my fingers!

Katherine Sokolowski said...

Aw, what a sweet kiddo. My students are often eager to help, my children - depends on their mood. Love your slice!

josie said...

Love the picture of your Matt and the sharing of his giving ways. You know how to raise 'em!

Karen said...

I'm a little prejudiced when it comes to your other two, but then I don't live with them. However, Matt seems like a real keeper when it comes to helping. Love how you captured his willingness to help around the house.

Carol said...

What a great guy! And cute besides!