Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Job Well Done

In my bathroom, because I don't trust the girls with it, are all the hair do-dads. The girls' barrettes, clips, rubber bands are kept in this little drawer set.

Saturday morning, I was fixing everyone's hair so they'd look nice when their grandparents arrived. As Lydia was walking out of my bathroom (with a beautiful 'do if I do say so), she accidentally knocked over the drawer that had all the rubber bands in it. HUGE mess! Maya was next in line to have her hair done, so she was also in my bathroom. She sweetly told Lydia to clean it all up.
My jaw dropped as I watched Lydia quickly bend down and commence the massive clean up. She didn't stop until all the rubber bands were put away and she never complained. When she finished, I said, "Thank you, Lydia," and she left.
I called Kyle in and privately told him what she had done. He went into the girls' room and asked, "Lydia, did you make a mess of the rubber bands? Mommy said that you cleaned THE WHOLE THING UP BY YOURSELF AND YOU HAD A GOOD ATTITUDE!" (He was saying it with a loud excited voice so all could hear.)
"Lydia, you deserve a prize for your hard work."



9 comments:

mommy4 said...

I love that face!!! WOOHOO FOR LYDIA!!

heartchild said...

Aewsome expression on Lydia's face!

We have a drawer organizer for hair things almost identical to yours. I would say that I should move it to my bathroom as hair things seem to be disappearing.

MommaofMany said...

Oh, that surprised face is a classic picture! What a great job of positive reinforcement!

Susan said...

Maya sure is a good big sister! She's learning how to be a good mom already.

Ginger said...

Maya was a jr. nanny at the orphanage and she's super sweet in the way she talks to the babies. She really will be a great mom one day. I told her so that morning. :)

musicmommy3 said...

Awesome! Fruit snacks (aka- ou candy choice-lol) go over BIG here too. :)

Mom2-2goodboys said...

That is just precious! What a great way to recognize the good deed! Kudos to Maya too!

Nealy said...

Great story! Great photos! I'm still beaming from ear to ear. What wonderful grandchildren I have and SO VERY BLESSED!

The Herd said...

Now....these pictures of Lydia are priceless!!!
Hey, how did you put pics of the kids on the side bar, so neatly?
Karen