There’s a knock at the door….
The youngest runs towards it pushing me out-of-the-way as we both make our way to answer the front door…..
He waits eagerly next to me, as i begin to turn the door handle….
He smiles up at me, jumping up and down with excitement…
He already knows who it is as we have been expecting the knock for the past hour….
He can’t wait!
I open the door….
“Hello, I have your food shopping”….
Yes, my son gets excited when the food delivery man knocks on the door as he loves to help take in the bags and put the food away.
He quickly pushes past me, stepping over the door frame to get to the crates that are stacked high with the food that I had ordered online a few days earlier. He clumsily grabs at the bags that he can reach and pulls them out of the crate to the floor and off he goes running with what he has picked up, into the kitchen. Dropping the bag in the middle of floor, he rapidly races back through the living room to the front door to take the next bag that the delivery drivers hands over to him.
The whole ‘taking in the bags’ takes a couple of minutes at the most, he is like a duracell battery operated bunny rabbit. Backwards and forwards he runs through the house, grabbing bags from the front door and taking them into the kitchen. There is no order in this process, he has one goal in mind and that is to pick up all of the bags from one placer and to take them to another. The kitchen is a mess!
As Mummy is signing for the shopping and we wave goodby to our delivery driver, he hurriedly makes his way into the kitchen for the next part of ‘Putting the shopping away’.
He certainly is very helpful!
Unlike his older siblings who have now made their excuses from helping us and disappeared away to their bedrooms upstairs, Oliver is more than eager to help out.
He unpacks all of the food out of the bags and into a heap on the floor in the middle of the kitchen.
Once all of the food is out of the bags and looking like a complete mess all over the floor, he then starts to attempt to put the items away.
For days after our delivery has been taken in, I find food in places that you wouldn’t even expect to find them. I found some noodles in the pots and pans cupboard, tins of beans in the carrier bag storage bag and a bag of potatoes in the cupboard under the sink where cleaning items are kept. I forget half of the items that i have ordered as most items are not in the correct places.
My little one is definitely a very helpful, adorable little chap.
Do your children like to help out with chores around the home?