Archive for February 7th, 2007

Child labor

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

It’s that time of year in Vermont when you can’t walk into the house without tracking dirty snow through the kitchen.  We try to take our shoes off at the door, but when you’re carrying groceries or a kid, sometimes it’s not always practical to do that.  So, we end up with dirty footprints on the floor.

Anna was mushing around the kitchen this evening while Joe was making some supper, and she asked for a paper towel.  I thought she wanted to wipe her face because she was kind of drooly, but, she took it from me, and immediately started wiping at some of those footprints.  After I got over my shock, I praised her mightily.  Certainly don’t want to discourage that sort of activity.  This is another one of those things she’s probably never seen her mama or baba doing!  I’m hoping we actually did bring home a little neat freak.  She’ll always be ashamed to bring her friends home, but it’s a parent’s job to be an embarrassment to her children, isn’t it?

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