My 4-year old Mikey is quite the rascal sometimes. We are currently fighting with “potty language” and obedience among other things. But every so often he will surprise us with a cute sweet gesture and you remember what a good, loving, smart, helpful little kid he is. Here is an example from tonight:
Mike LOVES to help me set the table and his latest favorite thing is to always pull the food out of the microwave with hot pads and set it on the table (granted half the time it ends up on the floor first but he is TRYING to be helpful). So tonight I am making Kraft Dinner (last easy meal night before I have a husband to cook for again!) and Mikey was setting the table while I “cooked”. I noticed that he was putting out about 6 hot pads and I kept trying to tell him we only needed one. but he was insistent, so I let him do it. I finished cooking and brought the food over to the table and I cracked up at what I saw.
On each hot pad was a perfectly placed can of either fruit or vegetable. And one hot pad remained free for the Kraft Dinner. He even had a coaster for one can and he told me he had to use a tiny hot pad because he ran out of big ones. It was so cute. We didn’t even end up opening the cans during dinner as I already had had some leftovers in the fridge. But he sure was proud of being such a good big helper.
p.s. For any non-Canadians out there Kraft Dinner is just a fancy way of saying macaroni and cheese.