Don’t Judge Me.
Yes. My little son is washing dishes.
His significant other will thank me one day….I’m sure of it!
I start these kiddos of mine as early as I can to help around the house. With us being homeschoolers, we use a lot of dishes during the day.
Pre lunch snack (because someone missed mid-morning snack).
Pre-dinner snack (because someone else missed afternoon snack) .
Parent before bed snack (totally need to throw this one out!…working on that!).
Okay, anyway….there are a bunch of dishes that get gone though in this house Every. Single. Day.
So this mama needs a little bit of help sometimes. And thank goodness for willing little ones.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” It probably doesn’t mean washing dishes, but I really can’t see the harm in applying this verse to numerous things in teaching (training) our children. Laying a firm foundation in house keeping is just as important as laying the firm foundation in Christ. At least I think so….
Deuteronomy 6:7 says, “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and riesth up.” Again, this is not about washing dishes or keeping house, I realize that. BUT again, it is about teaching (training) our children. This is another great example of just how important we as parents are…it is Our Job to teach and train our children. The Bible even says so….
Back to the dishes…I am glad that the little ones still feel the need to “want to help”. I don’t have long in this life to apply all of the good things I wish to apply to their lives…hopefully down the line I will see the fruits of my (and their) labor.
In His Grace.
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