Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The family that works together...

Confession time: I haven't always been good about letting the kids help out. I've struggled for a long time with nurturing my children's desire to be involved when they're little. I always felt in too much of a rush to get all my work done instead of taking the extra time needed to teach them. The fact that I start channeling Monica Geller-Bing the minute I get going on a project doesn't help. Yeah, I have control issues.

Can I say that I've been working on it? And getting a little better about it? Yes, I think I can. As my family has grown over the years, I've come to learn the value of building a sense of teamwork in my children, and that working together really can be fun!

So last week, when one of the herb beds needed to be re-mulched, we all got in on the act.


Yes, Ben, just scoop 'em right in with your hands.

That's it, Mary...all the way to the top.

Just take it straight to the place I showed you...

...and dump them right in.

Way to go, Ben!

My little man was determined to show what a strong boy he's becoming.

But Sarah wasn't about to let her big brother show her up.

She was dead-set on proving that she could handle the job, too.

The old saying is true, "Many hands make light the work." 

With everyone working together, the job was done so quickly, even
Daddy could afford to take a break.

And that's the best part of working together as a family.


Tiany said...

What a lovely post!! Loved the pictures and small glimpse into your family, thanks for sharing. You are blessed my friend!

Hugs & blessings,

Wendy said...

Thank you Tiany! I am very blessed. :)

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