Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mother's Helper

Mary Grace, age 6, and Bobby.

I had a mother's helper for a few days last week, and it was really nice. Mary Grace lives behind us, and she is in 1st grade. We also share the same birthday. Until she is done with school for the summer, she'll be coming over a couple of afternoons a week. She is still young, so I do still need to be close to her, as she plays with Bobby. I was able to do a few easy tasks, like clean the kitchen, or bathroom.

I remember being a mother's helper one summer for one of my mom's friends. This was my before my babysitting days started, and gave me a bit of experience. I believe I was around 11 or 12 years old. I would go swimming most afternoons with her kids, while she finished up on some chores. I think it's a great thing for girls to do, to gain some experience with babysitting.

While Mary Grace still needs plenty of supervision herself, Bobby loves having her here. He really enjoys playing with other kids, no matter their age. Let's hope I can steal her some this summer! :)



Shannon said...

That's so cute. I've never heard of a mother's helper...learn somethin' new everyday!

The McCrystals said...

I can't believe how big Bobby is! He looks so long! I wonder where he gets that from :)

That's awesome that you have her. Bryn loves kids too. I just found this out at the doctor's office when little kids were running around.

How often is she coming over?


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