I am wife to a magnificent man and mother to five wonderful children. Three of my children were born in the Northwest and two were born thousands of miles away in Liberia, West Africa. Birthplace is no matter, all of my children were born in my heart. This is our journey.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Works-For-Me Wednesday

I don't want anyone to be under the illusion that I do it all around here. I do get that question every once in awhile and my response to the "How do you do it all?" is that I don't do it all. I have a great family with kids that are incredible workers. There are still things that I am soley responsible for such as meal planning, scrubbing toilets, making school plans and teaching, running errands, grocery shopping, etc. But there are many jobs that can be delegated and when delegated well, can be kind of fun too.
I loathe snapping beans. I mean really loathe it, but my kids like it. This past August we had 2, 7 gallon buckets to snap and process. The kids just got out the bowls without any prompting from me. They asked if they could watch a movie while they snapped. I was happy to oblige.

There is the fruit of our labor. While they snapped, I canned and canned and canned. It's a beautiful partnership and I take every opportunity to remind them how much it is worth to us. Whenever we open a jar for dinner I like to tell them how great it is that they helped to make dinner that night. I let them know the value of what is on the table and that we know exactly what is in it.

Don't they look like they are having fun in the picture up there? See, I'm really doing them a favor providing all that fun and that works for me. Hop on over to Rocks in my Dryer for more links to other Works-For-Me Wednesday posts.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

You are so smart to get them involved. And they do look happy!