Friday, September 30, 2011

Big Helper

Our computer is dead for the time being, so I'm borrowing one to get a few posts up. Yesterday morning after we had just finished up breakfast, I ran upstairs to grab something. Upon my return I found Emma "helping" Will finish his breakfast.


She had climbed up in my chair, grabbed the bowl of oatmeal from the center of the table (and so probably climbed on the table to get it), and was spoon it near Will's mouth. Despite the appearance of him eating the oatmeal in this picture...
most of her bites ended up on the floor (look closely, you can see it on the floor!). She thrust a spoonful toward Will and the two of them would giggle at each other. Then Will would grab the bite with his hand and throw it on the floor. More giggles would (naturally) ensue.

Despite the mess (and there was quite a mess), I'm glad I grabbed the camera instead of just shooing her away and cleaning things up. Emma is a compassionate and caring girl, and wants to help me with everything. Will adores her and thinks she is hilarious. I quite agree.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Too. Cute. I don't know any other big sisters who like to help like that ;)

I think ignoring messes is something I'm going to need to learn - thanks for reminding me to appreciate the moment and the motivation behind what's going on, instead of freaking out over a mess.

Pap Pap said...

Love it!!! What a blessing for them to have each other!!!

guitargirl75 said...

Boy, oh, boy, does this take me back! Like Sarah said, big sisters who would do something like this? Dad and I were laughing remembering how you were my little shadow, always wanting to help me, too, going for a diaper for me, waving a rattle, "feeding" someone (Becca), getting in her face and making her laugh, and Sarah was never very far away from the laughing. The three of you would always crack me up..."Just because I am laughing does NOT mean you aren't in trouble!" *she says with a stern, sort of, face* Glad you could see past the mess and zero in on the event that was really important. So proud of you all!

Lindsay G. said...

It's great to see a brother and sister get along so well. You can tell that they are going to be best friends. Absolutely adorable!