Lately the big thing for me is helping with Owen.
Owen is in a very needy phase right now – making it hard for me to get much done. So while I school Caleb, or even just clean the kitchen – I encourage Taite to play with him. Making OWEN happy :) – even if he wants something Owen has.
This sometimes goes well, sometimes doesn’t. Taite after all “wants” a lot too.
Its all about teaching them to deny themselves… which is so far from natural :) – but so biblical.
Caleb has been a great help with Owen.
From getting Owen out of the crib after naps, feeding him a snack and sometimes turning on Thomas the Train for him. Tonight I encouraged him to go fill up the tub for Owen. While I finished folding a MOUND of towels and clothes.
I of course had to stop what I was doing to go photograph it ;-) – so the towels still await me hah…
I can totally see why when your family gets larger, you have to teach your children to serve in these ways. I really think its good for them too. :-D
Here are some photos after Owens bath that were so sweet. Caleb btw didn’t bathe Owen :) – I did do that. He did however entertain him while he sat in a towel drying off.