Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

While we did have a terrible incident with a half roll of toilet paper and the alarming consequences of pie, caramel apple, and an enormous gooey heart pressed out of marshmallow all consumed in one day. I am going to choose a heartwarming incident this week.

It was on the weekend and the day after date night, so all were sleeping in. I heard a child arise and noted the clinking sound of dishes. All seemed well, so I listened for over 30 min. to some great project occurring in my kitchen. But when the fear of a little one attempting to turn on the burner of our gas stove entered my brain I was forced to peek. Even though Sweet Boy#1 hates that when he is making toast for everyone. But this time it was not toast. My sweet eldest boy had crawled out of his bed, opened the dishwasher, noted that all of the dishes were clean, unloaded a full dishwasher, rinsed a couple of dirty dishes from the sink, and loaded them into the empty dishwasher! He even put every single dish away in its place! I was in total awe. Sure sure he will occasionally bludgeon a brother or run about the house unrolling toilet paper. But what kind of amazing kid is this who does the dishes, at age 6, and knows where everything goes. I mean every single item! What a kid.


I promise you a crazed animal, a concussion, and a kiss in every single book...you're welcome!

One thought on “The Harrowing/Heartwarming Parent Moment of the Week

  • Grandma Judy

    You are right. What a kid!!!!! Amazing to say the least. Just as a side note, the skinned places on my elbows finally have scabs on them. I wear them as badges of honor 🙂 I know I won’t win any awards for doing a fast ‘military crawl’ but at least I can still do it.

    Love to you.

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