Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daddy's Little Helper

We've been neglecting the laundry baskets that line our closet doors for two weeks now. And we all know how our laundry of list things that need tidying gets put on hold and left neglected when the ones we love are under the weather. Last night, Pieter was nice enough to tackle the six weeks worth of clean and unpaired socks and Lola was kind enough to help her papa out.
Pieter worked with her patiently, trying to explain the varieties of white tube socks to our little sweetness. He would have her search for the ones with the gray toes and would continue pairing as she was on the hunt for the last few straggler- or so he thought. When he was focused on pairing, Lola would quickly scurry over and toss single socks into the bucket.
 Pieter quickly realized that this daunting task would not be done quickly because of the little saboteur on his team. He finally settled with giving her the task of dropping the paired socks into the container.

 She clearly was little help but her anxiousness to join in and take part in pairing socks was so cute, we couldn't resist but to let her help. She has been showing promising signs of being a responsible little human. She picks up her toys, most of the time, puts her dishes in the sink, most of the time, and throws her garbage away. This little family session of getting most of our dreaded laundry put away was more work for Pieter than it needed to be but was worth the laughter I received from it!

8 comments:

deb duty said...

These are so fun! You captured some sweet memories. Great photos! They made me smile :)

Tima said...

Love them!

Jaymi said...

so cute!

Sarah said...

Ha ha. So fun. Cute photos.

Daffy said...

Ha!Fantastic! My Lil Duck always wants to help with laundry, cooking, vacuuming, cleaning...anything. She is quite the helper though it usually ends up equating to more work for me. I don't mind. I love that she wants to help and it gives her such a sense of accomplishment and its just so much deng fun!

This was too cute!! (and I can say that cause they were MY socks!)

AJ said...

What a beautiful post! The shots are so cute...

Danyelle said...

So fun! And good for you guys letting her help even when her helping isn't helping.

Katie said...

So sweet! Love it (and you three).