Thursday, March 28, 2013

simple moments :: week 19

today's theme: found helping.
(unfortunately my honey has had the camera at work with him, so i have no photos to share).

this week has been rather special with the now four year old boy.



jo jo.

you can really see the fourness coming out in him. he's so wonderful, fabulous, amazing. he has been our most difficult child to parent, starting at birth. but now he's four.

and suddenly, he's willing to do chores and willing to help clean when asked. he happily puts away groceries without being asked. he happily puts his clothes away into the dirty clothes, and his shoes in the shoe bucket. he's cheerful about helping all of us out and no longer just says no and makes a bigger mess.

perhaps it's watching his brothers and me be consistent in our own chores and daily tasks. he's following the examples of our actions.

whatever the other reasons, i know that one thing makes him sweeter: he is four. he is growing out of the three mentality, out of the all about me stage. i can see him evolving, thinking of others, being a sweet helper, realizing others need his help and are grateful when we get it.

today i went shopping for groceries before sun up. (my husband works all day long during big holidays, so i don't have the car after he goes to work). and when i got home, i put the cold stuff up and let the rest sit while i got school going for the older kids. i heard him doing something in the kitchen, but couldn't see him. so i listened for a moment and realized he was putting up all the canned goods. oh geez. sweet sweet boy was helping without even being asked. he even put up the package of diapers i got {because i'm being lazy about cloth diapering and my laundry is way backed up}. and when i needed to change brennen, jonyn happily went and grabbed the dipes without even being asked.

he's just been ridiculously helpful lately. and on top of that, he's been so cuddly and huggy and kissy face. i adore it. i'm soaking every single second in because i don't want to forget when my not so easy child became a willing helper.

next week's theme: found being silly

simple moments: previous weeks

ps. i broke my blog buttons, so they won't work. sad day. i'll have to have my honey fix them when he has a moment to breathe. until then i hope someone participates with me this week. i'm starting to feel like my idea here stinks. g'day.

simple moments is about finding the small things that make up our everyday, things we want to remember and be thankful for. it's the little bits of our lives that might not be remembered when we are gray and old. so we document it, on paper, with a photo, through a blog. join me? 


  1. Your idea definitely isn't a stinky one. Every time you post I have the very best intentions of participating...but then I always forget until the next time you post. The biggest reason is because I totally stink at taking random pictures. Heck, sometimes I even stink at remembering to take pictures of big deals that aren't even random.

    You should help a sister out and randomly text me a reminder to get my camera out. Cause I know you've got nothing but time on your hands to be on my case about it. (please, read that with dripping sarcasm) ;)

  2. You idea does not stink at all. I'm going to post mine later today.

  3. I don't think your idea stinks ;)
    Gosh, I can't wait for Aiden to get to where Jonyn's at. He's such a sweetheart when he wants to be, but he spends most of his time being a handful. And 3 is just around the corner for him. Tax day to be exact. I pray it's not going to get terribly worse. :(
    But hearing about your sweet 4 year old at least gives me hope if it does! :)


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