The nerf guns do too. You'd think, without any sons, I'd have a nerf weapon free home. But my husband is a life long nerf gun commando, and the girls need to be able to defend themselves against his foam darts flying through the living room.
Being blessed to have a washer and dryer in my basement (ie. no laundry mat, no scrub board at a creek) I do laundry almost every day. I like to keep the beast under control. And plus, if I don't, my house smells like urine.
Urine is not a nice smell.
Typically, I fold and hand the girls small piles to put away. Most of the time, this is no problem. One benefit of doing laundry daily is that the piles of folded clean clothes stay pretty small and manageable for a 3 and 4 year old. Occassionally, though, the laundry routine doesn't appeal to them. And today was one of those days.
Eden clearly did not want to stop playing long enough to take her stack of clean undies to her drawer. With a very serious, drawn down face and raised eyebrows, and with her hands emphasising each word, Eden said, "Mom, I can not do everything awound (around) here."
About a year ago, I recall Maddie making a similar statement. Is this phenomenon common for all children to make the same claim of child labor?
Oh, honey child, you don't even want to know the plans I have for you! HA! There is a reason I had all daughters: this house keeper is planning an early retirement!
Of course, I did not tell her this. I simply put the stack of undies in her hands and gave her a love pat on her tushy, sending her down the hall to do "everything around here".