6.17.2008

chores, chores, chores....


sometimes I think we over compensate for feminism with our kids and forget the beauty in the small things that life is all about. the other day, I came home from my store to find my mother in law and my daughter on the front porch...hanging out laundry! they had rigged up a clothes-line between two pots, and a bucket of soapy water and there they were doing laundry...franny was as happy as could be and so very proud of herself to look like mommy and hang out her laundry (all her dolly clothes!...even some hand-knit doll sweaters...yikes!) but it was the cutest thing and so simple...'nana' said that they had been at it for hours!
hanging, washing, hanging, washing!

just a simple summer idea!

4 comments:

madmommy said...

It sounds so "Montessori"! I love it! This would also be fun for the little guys, too, although I think right now my son is more into washing his Matchbox cars, lol. He does like to pull all the clothes out of his drawers...

simplyolive said...

i read about you and your lovely family in domino, and i had to come and check out your online shop.
even though i don't have any children, i think your selection of merchandise is great!

your home is beautiful too...thanks for sharing. --so many inspiring ideas.

simplyolive said...

...ok, i just saw the "parents" section...i could be in trouble! :)

PsychMamma said...

Just came across your site via Penny Carnival. Love your site, and love this post! My 2 y/o daughter would have a ball with this, and it's a perfect summertime activity. I've added it to our list. Thanks for a great idea. It made me have a "why didn't I think of that?" moment. :-)

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