Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Life Lessons

Bennie (and I) have learned some good life lessons today on this day spent around the house-

Dirty dishes go in the dishwasher, not the cabinets.
Clean dishes go in the cabinets, not the dishwasher.

Bennie was trying to be such help as I loaded the dishwasher. She ran to her cabinet and pulled out a variety of plastic utensils and brought them to me in front of the dishwasher. Good thought, Bennie. On the flip side of that same coin, I had to go through four spoons before I found a clean one. She likes to put away dishes, clean or otherwise.

Mom should not use glass dishes to feed Bennie with.
Bennie should not throw dishes when she is finished eating.

That dish will break and Bennie will be put in time out. Babies in time out cry. Second borns get to be in time out until they stop crying. First borns get a minute per age in time out.

Potty chairs are for potty training- nothing else.
Potty training should commence outside in the grass and not in the den... on a rug.

Forks, even plastic ones, are effective at picking up food.
Forks are not effective in picking up rice.
Forks are effective in poking eyeballs and noses.
Toddlers should not be served rice at a restaurant.

Final note: Most laundresses separate lights from darks. We don't do that in this house. There are lights and darks... and blues (because we wear that much blue), pinks and reds (because we wear that much in the rose family), whites (bleach), lights (no bleach), darks that are of a light nature, and then darks that are of a dark nature- not to be confused with black. That's a load in itself.

1 comment:

Family Snodgrass said...

Oh, you and Mama would launder together so very well.