Yesterday Braeden said, "Do you want to empty it or load it?" to Mark. No one asked him to do that and frankly moments like that are a little startling to me.
Mark sighed a little and said, "Empty."
It reminded me of a conversation I overheard between two single people on our trip . They were lamenting the travails of being single. Believe me, I know how blessed I am to have Adam in my life. I wouldn't trade for all the world. Their conversation did make me smile though. They were talking about how hard it is to have to do ALL the work. For example, the man said, "If I don't start the dishwasher, it doesn't get started."
I considered how much laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, meal preparation, and cleaning I do just for myself. Not much.
The woman said, "Yeah, I don't have kids to help with chores."
The man said, "I would love to have kids I could just give a list of chores to that I wanted them to do."
Having kids = free time! Am I right?
I could write all day the reasons I'm glad I have children. Them helping around the house doesn't make the list. Maybe some people's children do help a lot around the house, but still. If you are having children for the labor they provide, you may be disappointed.
The good news is, it eventually happens. They eventually, shockingly do ask their brother if he wants to empty or load the dishwasher.
It just might take 20 years to get to that point.