Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Conversations with a Three-Year-Old: Chores

CHILD: Mommy, I have to go potty. RIGHT NOW.

MOTHER: Okay, I'll help you if you need help with your clothes.

CHILD runs to bathroom, then stops abruptly, eyes bathroom sink.

CHILD: Wait! I need to wash some dishes!

CHILD runs back to living room to retrieve empty cup from coffee table.

MOTHER: But, wait! I thought you said you had to pee! Like, right now!

CHILD: I do have to pee! But I like washing dishes.

MOTHER: Well, why don't you use the bathroom first, and then wash your hands, and THEN wash your cup?

CHILD: Oh, okay.

CHILD uses bathroom, climbs stepstool to bathroom sink, washes hands, begins washing cup.

MOTHER (Slyly): You know, when you're just a little bit bigger, you can wash dishes all you want in the big sink in the kitchen.

CHILD: Oh, really? Thank you Mommy!

CHILD steps down from stepstool, gives throws arms around startled MOTHER.

CHILD: I can't wait to be big as you.


Note: Featured three-year-old not available for marriage until 2026.


Unknown said...

I've got a little girl who's a hard worker too....she's 3 years old as well....I'll have to check with her daddy though on when she is allowed to start dating.

Jaelithe said...

Well, Isaac's heart may already be spoken for. But you never know. He's got another 13 years or so to make up his mind before I let him go on a date.