Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Fun

Fridays are the one day of the week that I try to keep open from any appointments or commitments.  I enjoy spending the day at home with Grace and finishing up any housework that I might have let slide during the week.  Today that list includes several loads of laundry.

Grace loves to help me with various household chores, and I like to use the opportunities to teach her not only housekeeping skills but academic skills as well.  Today she helped me separate the clothes into white, light, dark, and towels.  Then I set her on top of the washer and let her (painstakingly slowly) put each item of clothing into the washer.

Right now, she’s supposed to be sleeping for naptime.  However, the dryer buzzer just rang, and I heard her exclaim through the baby monitor, “Mama!  I have to help you with the LAUN-DWEEEE!”

As much as I love socializing and going and doing, these are my favorite days.  At home with Grace, with no other responsibilities other than with her in our home. 

I promised to play games with her after naptime, so I’m going to go get myself psyched up for an exciting round of Candy Land!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to teach Grace all kinds of skills, while getting your house work done at the same time. I know it slows you down a bit, but spending precious time with Grace is worth it.

I have NEVER played Candyland. I don't know how I got out of it. I don't think we ever had it.