Carter is doing dishes. This, my friends, is the chore chart in full effect. Can I tell you how much I love the chore chart? It's taken a while for everyone to get the hang of having real responsibilities around the house, but they're definitely learning. And did I mention that I don't have to do the dinner dishes anymore? YAHOO!
Now that there are no more dinner dishes for me, I usually take that time to give Ella her nightly bath. We have more time to play that way. She loves the water. Even more, she loves not being rushed through bath time anymore. It's a win for everyone. (I suppose that the big kids would argue that they are NOT winning in this situation, but... well... you know.)
Me: "Ella, would you like to play with your yellow duckie in the bath?"
Ella: "Miss Sweet Potato Head*, this is the funniest duckie ever!"
Then, Charlie comes in to check out all the fun. He really is the life of the party anyway.
Me: "Ella, the water's cold, sweetpea. It's time to get out."
And for the record, the only reason the Ella is featured here so often? She's a ham. She loves the camera. The big kids just hide. But, don't worry. I'll catch them sooner or later. *evil cackle*
* Yes, Ella calls me Miss Sweet Potato Head. It's a reference to Toy Story 2, in which Mr. Potato Head finds Mrs. Potato Head's earring under the bed. He sweetly hands it to her and refers to her as "my little sweet potato." And since Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are the only toy parents in the movie (those crazy blue monkeys are their "children"), Ella playfully calls Rhett "Man Potato Head" and me "Miss Sweet Potato Head". She's been doing this for at least 8 or 9 months now. I will be gutted the day that she stops calling me that. :)