One of the things I desire
is for my children to show initiative.
To see a need and fill it
without being asked.
It seems that girls are a bit better at this than boys.
Jeremiah has gotten fairly good at showing initiative.
He is often the one to realize we have no water at dinner-time
and will go get it.
I used to worry that he was getting it straight from the faucet
without using the filter;
but, no, he even uses the filter!
Just a moment ago
I was folding laundry and the timer went off.
It wasn't a big deal;
nothing was going to burn in the oven,
so I just ignored it.
It went off again.
Josiah told me, "Timer, Mom"
and I assured him it'd be okay if I got it in a sec
it was just to remind me to check the bread
to see if I needed to turn the oven on yet.
I told him I would finish folding the laundry, then get it.
And that sweet little 3 year old boy said,
"How about I finish folding the laundry for you
so you can get it now?"
Honey - that would explain why
it looks like I just wadded up your skivvies.....