I admit it. I have some tendencies towards being a control freak, but often as a mom, I've had to put those aside let the kids mess up and teach them how to do things in the process.
The repayment from the temporary mess and annoyance is enormous when mom is sick.
For the last four days, my six year old has been peeling fruit and making PB & J's for everyone's lunch and my nine year old has been doing laundry. Both of them have been plying me with hot tea. All the kids have been making a huge mess, but when my husband comes home and drafts them into service, they have been working hard to help pick it up.
Basically, things are running ok around here and my kids are eating because they learned a few basic skills. When I'm better, I'm going to teach them how to make more foods.
5 years ago