Mommy, Can I Help You?

I’m tired from a long day. 
I’m trying to wash a very full sinkload 
of pots, pans, mixing bowls, cookie sheets.
“Mommy, can I help you?”
She nudges against me.  I sigh.
There is no more room at the sink.
I don’t want a wet mess. 
Then I come to my senses.
What am I doing?  
Here I have a willing helper!
And a lot of work to do!
“Here, Melody, how about drying for me?” 
Melody dried a dozen things,
handed one by one, mother to daughter.
She even put them away without being asked!
Then she said, “That be a good job!”
Yes, it was!
“Thank you, sweetheart!”
Come, weary moms….
Let your children help you.
Work together side by side!
Keep a happy heart
and it might rub off on your kids.
After all, Melody’s happy heart
sure rubbed off on me!

“That be a good job!”


About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
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One Response to Mommy, Can I Help You?

  1. Jen says:

    I'm so thankful Sally directed us to your site…I've already been blessed by you. Thank you so much!

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