Let me set the stage. We picked Cara up from school at 2:30. Walked in the door, looked at all she had done in school today. She received a candy cane from her teacher, which I let her have, and I gave Micah about 1/3 of one of our ones from Christmas, to keep them busy while I fed Anna. A few minutes later Micah is done and comes to me with sticky fingers. I asked Cara to go get me the wipes from the bathroom so I can clean his fingers. He stayed there and let me clean him without touching anything first (miracle #1). She finished her candy cane and then got a wipe for herself. I kept feeding the baby. When I looked up she is using her wipe to clean our glass breakfast table. I asked what she was doing and she said, "Cleaning the table, because I know you like it clean." Awwww.... So I said thank you sweet girl, I love when I catch you doing something good. Maybe I'll have to find a small prize for you. She whispered, "How about Candy??" I said, "no, sweetie, you just had a candy cane and I don't want you to think candy is your reward anytime you do good." Her response, "Mom, you just said candy out loud, now Micah is going to want some. Micah--you can't have candy, you just had a candy cane." I said, 'Sweetie--you just had a candy cane too.' "I know mom."
So many things going through my mind. I love that my girl likes to help, especially with the cleaning. She is especially good at being a little mommy, and I have no idea where she gets the bossy side to her :). God gave this princess to me for a reason :)