Now on to the post...
By the grace of God Ryan and I have been given quite a few children with a large amount of responsibility. It really helps temper the insanity in our home at times.
Z likes to be very helpful, even to the point of doing too much. He is sometimes up doing his school work before I am even awake in the morning; Ryan works 2nd shift so we adults are up unusually late and Z is a morning person.
T would keep every closet, drawer, and cabinet in alphabetical order, lined up by color and dusted if I let her. You should see her dresser drawers! I don't let her do this all over the house because she would be driving her siblings nuts by moving all of their things constantly (it has happened many times). T showers herself, vacuums part of the house, does the dishes, etc....mostly of her own accord.
It really is kind of ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining; I just know that it is not normal. But then again they do have two first born, A-type parents. Poor kids can't hardly help it.
Now I think we may have a new up and coming responsible person. This evening I called that dinner was ready. The older ones washed their hands and came to the table. I called for M specifically and told him it was time to climb into his booster. I knew he was hungry. He toddled toward me, went around me, turned the corner and very determinedly headed toward the hall.