Sweeping with an 18 Month Old
I remember a time when I could sweep just once in less than 2 minutes (ok – maybe less if I was in a hurry). I love my little guy Sam, who is 18 months old. However…..he makes sweeping a
lot little more challenging. For instance. I have the crumbs on the floor swept in a pile. Suddenly, I see my little guy come running into the kitchen. Oh no! Panic sets in. I have to grab the dust pan before he gets to the pile.
All of a sudden, I kick things into turbo charge! I turn around and NOOOOOO!!! He has grabbed the broom and carefully pushed the pile around the room. OK, so I have to sweep again – lol! I know he’s trying to help, but it actually makes the process take longer, sometimes 3 or 4 times – eesh.
Yesterday, I got into a major organizing groove and cleared out a craft cabinet I had. When I moved the cabinet, I was amazed at how many crumbs had piled up underneath it. I don’t even know how the crumbs all got under there! There was particularly bright M&M in the pile. I had the feeling I should just throw it away. Did I? No…that would have made sense, right? I grab the dust pan and turn around to see Sam standing in the pile. Then he says, “Mmmm…yummy eminemmie.” For those who don’t know “Sam talk,” “eminemmie” means M&M. Oh crud! I have no idea how old the M&M is. It was red so it could have been from the bag of Valentine’s Day ones I just bought or it could have been Christmas or it could have even been a regular M&M from a year ago.
These are the things memories are made of. 🙂