Mr. T has a sweeper! It is a wonderful Bissel sweeper and because the handle came in sections, I could just leave one section off and it’s the perfect length for him. The biggest bonus is that he thinks it’s fun, so when I make him clean up a mess he made, he still enjoys it. It is so neat to see him taking initiative and cleaning up when he sees a mess, even if he didn’t make it. I hope that we never have to assign “chores” and that he always views helping out the family as a joyful way to serve.
Mr. T got a new ceramic tea set for his birthday. The old one had seen better days and had lost a few pieces (which is why I purchased it hodge podge from thrift stores to begin with, but it lasted from Mr. T’s 18 month tea discovery till his 3rd birthday) over the year and a half we had it.
He picked out his own cup and saucer. I love the colors of the Fiesta Ware. It is a very happy colored tea set and very sturdy. I am also very fond of Mr. T’s big boy haircut, but I wonder where my little boy has gone.
And here he is focusing to make sure the tea pours into the cup, and only into the cup. There was a little spillage, but his coordination has gotten very good. And when we were finished he took his cup and saucer and pot all over to the dishwasher. I think we will be learning about tea sandwiches and making some scones for tea this week. I love how he has really begun to enjoy serving and how easily please and thank you come. I am so proud of the little gentleman and the big helper he is becoming! What is your favorite special time each week with your little ones?
And so he doesn’t feel left out, Mr. F has been exploring quite a lot now that he is crawling and trying to pull up!
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