The beginning of Fall has been bittersweet for our Huebner household in Cincinnati this year. We will be putting our house on the market in Spring, which means we are ending a gardening era. Our precious garden beds have always been front and center right outside our doorstep for optimum sun placement. We have torn out the garden beds to make way for new grass growth before the house hits the market.
The beginning of the school year poses one big problem for me… Getting everyone out of the door on time! My little, two-year-old Amelia seems to give me the most trouble. Maybe it is her age, but I anticipate this is a foreshadowing of what is to come in her teenage years.
Have you noticed that when you get your kids to ‘help’ you with something most of the time they are doing the exact opposite? This is why I have trained my mind to think that instead of them helping me I am helping them to eventually learn an important skill. I still tell them they are helpers, because it makes us all feel good and encourages their desire to be helpful throughout their lives.