we should all be so lucky…

by debi9kids on April 24, 2012

…to have a child that wants to be so helpful.
That child, in our home, is Emma.
And, while I assume that as time passes and she gets older that desire to help will dwindle and she’ll eventually become a “typical” teenager, for now, I am totally savoring the fact that she happily offers to dust, put away the dishes, folds clothes, and even helps her daddy refill the water coolers.(on her way with daddy)(her prize for helping)

Joining in with 7 Clown Circus , Lolli and Parenting by Dummies for Wordful Wednesday and 5 Minutes for Mom for Wordless Wednesday

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Cecily R April 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

She is adorable and I LOVE those stripey socks!!

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debi9kids April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

You and me both! I SO wish I could still pull off a look like that at my age 😉

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lolli @ Better in Bu April 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

My child who is like that is Necco. Currently, she's showing some true teenager colors….but I know that beneath those teen layers is that same wonderful, helpful, serving little girl. 🙂

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debi9kids April 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

yea, those teenage years…whew. They can be ROUGH. (one of my daughters has been pushing EVERY button possible lately. ugh!)

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nut April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

What a sweetie she is. I know she'll go through typical teenage stuff, but I'll bet her heart stays the same!

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debi9kids April 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Here's hoping Liz 🙂

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jen April 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

reminds me of this poem my grandmother used to recite (she has 7 children):

I LOVE YOU, MOTHER

"I love you, mother," said little John.

Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on,

And he was off to the garden swing,

And left her the water and wood to bring.

"I love you, mother," said rosy Nell—

"I love you more than tongue can tell."

But she teased and pouted full half the day

Till her mother was glad when she went to play.

"I love you, mother," said little Fran;

"To-day I'll help you all I can;

How glad I am that school doesn't keep."

So she rocked the baby till it fell asleep.

Then slipping softly she took the broom

And swept the floor and dusted the room.

Busy and happy all the day was she,

Helpful and cheerful as a child should be.

"I love you, mother," again they said,

Three little children going to bed.

How do you think that mother guessed

Which of them really loved her best?

—JOY ALLISON.

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debi9kids April 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I've never heard that before. Cute.
Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Beth Zimmerman April 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

She has her mommy's eyes! I noticed it a LOT in that first picture! She is growing up so fast!

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debi9kids April 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

oh yes, she does look a lot like my side of the family.

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Elaine A. April 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Well worth the prize, right? So sweet! Love to see this. 🙂

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cat@jugglingact April 25, 2012 at 3:50 am

Ah, cute girl! My Princess is also being all helpful at the moment.

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angie April 25, 2012 at 4:43 am

She sounds and looks like an angel and I love how you edited these photos!

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Stacy Uncorked April 25, 2012 at 6:48 am

She is absolutely adorable! Can she pretty please give some pointers to Princess Nagger? PN is anti-helpful. 😉

Cat Nap

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Maribel April 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

I love it when they're so helpful like that. I have a 6 year old like that, she's awesome. Great pictures! Maybe when she becomes older and if she changes you can show her these.

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Andrea April 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Wow how cute is she? My little one choses her moments of helpfulness.

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Michelle May 2, 2012 at 11:33 am

Yay, how wonderful to have a little helper! 🙂

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Krystyn May 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Such a good little helper!

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