A small glimpse into our lives as we live off-grid… sort of like eves dropping. It may be a thought, quote or a conversation; funny, sweet or sad; but it will always be true. We will see if it resonates with you…
Jack and I had just gotten home from dropping Caitlyn off at school. Time to do the morning chores… refill the firewood and kindling bins, clean up kitchen, make beds, etc… I told Jack that he could play outside while I was hauling in the firewood, but when I was all done, we both had to go inside. I just finished bring up the first load of firewood and turn around to see Jack right behind me…
2 year old Son: “Look Mom, I’m helping!” (as he is carrying in a piece of firewood)
Me: (huge proud smile) “Why yes you are my big helper, thank you so much! I love you! (and continue to smother him in kisses)
2 year old Son: (blushing and laughing with a huge proud smile) “Ahhh Mom, your big helper loves you to!”
Me: (smothers him in more kisses and then head outside to get another load of firewood)
This continued for four more loads of firewood. I am very easy to please and boy was I pleased when he spent his outside playtime helping me carry in firewood (and I didn’t even ask him to!).