Housework with my Toddler

I survived and daresay thrived through another week since that one hectic day.

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement and belief in me! I rode on that and pumped up my can-do attitude.

Enough of me, I'm sure more people are interested in how Bubbles is doing! So how indeed has Bubbles been managing with the changes?

Well, most notably, she has taken on HOUSEWORK with a vengence! Her 2 tasks now are to help me load and unload the washing machine, and to 'mop' the floor (as she believes she does). The enthusiasm with which she does both chores really put me to shame!

She runs to the washing machine when summoned, and dives headlong (literally) into the laundry. Laundry bags caused some bewilderment though, and she told me Take Out! when she first saw clothes in those mysterious netted bags. She quietly watched me put the clothes, bags and all into the machine, and made a mental note (as I could see from the intensity of her facial expression) that it is OK for those bags to go in.

I have to say a word about her mopping. Seriously, I can't wait till she is older because I think my floors will constantly be sparkly clean! She does the mopping with my Magic mop - which is one of those where you can put on special wet or dry paper that can pick up dirt and hair - without prompting and with a toddler-sized thoroughness that makes me proud. Things that cover the floor are moved (I've witnessed her painstakingly move stools and other objects away) so that the floor can be cleaned.

Once, I asked that she pick up her pretend food (crunched up paper). She gave it some thought before running to get the mop in effort to mop them up! That totally cracked me up!

Of course, it is not all work and no play for my little Bub. She still gets her playground/outdoor time, and regular outings with Mummy.

Toddler quirks? Here's one. Attempting to unlock her favourite beam at the playground with my house keys:
And here's a close-up of the deed:
I don't know why she does this, but I find it incredibly cute (the way only a mother can feel)! Especially when I note how her short her arms still are although I clearly remember those days when she could not reach the top of her head!

2 comments:

Daphne said...

OMG just read this and Kirsten does the EXACT same thing with the car keys!!!! random screws, rivets, grooves..

corsage said...

Daphne:
No kidding! Darn, there goes my 'ooh, my kid's so special' moment! HAHA! =)

Talking about car keys, just today, the Bub took her father's, put it to her ear and said "Papa?" ROFL!