Friday, July 12, 2013
It is certainly a challenge to keep house, when there are babies and small children around. But these are the loveliest times of all for the homemaker.
Babies often look on curiously at all the work we do in the home. They are shocked by the noise from the blender, the vacuum, and the washing machine.
One day last week, I was making a cake. I had baby in the carriage. He watched as I brought down the large mixing bowl (to his level), and used my electric hand-mixer to stir the cake batter. He loved it!
I have put him in the walker while vacuuming the carpet. It is easy to play fun games with baby, when one is cleaning. He enjoys seeing all the action going on at Grandmother's house.
We garden together, hang clothes on the line, wash dishes, sing hymns, sweep floors, and wash the high-chair tray! Well, I do all those things while baby watches. (Much like when I am helping Mister with his stuff, He does all the work, while I stand nearby.) It's really the being together that is wonderful.
Part of playing with babies and children most certainly happens while we are living our normal, daily life. We just bring the children along in our activities, making our work and our days delightful.
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