Samantha arrived around 8:30 or so as her parents dropped her off and then went skiing with Mikey in southern Wisconsin. Richie is plowing as we are getting more snow than they had promised.
Before we settled into some good “num nums,” Samantha and I had some tasks to do. She is truly a wonderful helper.
When I had done the previous wash, I noticed a small load that Mikey had left in the laundry room and decided to throw it in the washer. So, especially since Samantha likes to be a little helper and clean and such, we went into the laundry room and Samantha helped unload the washer. The next thing she wanted to do was to clean the filter of the dryer. She is quite good at it. It is so nice to see at an early age that she is responsible and safe in all that she does.
Now, to respond to several people who have commented that perhaps I am breaking child labor laws, I beg to differ. Samantha not only does these tasks because she wants to, she looks forward to them and asks me to do them!