This is a two-year-old trying to help mommy get her work all done so she can play.
I had just explained to him that while he could shoot hoops after his bath, mommy had to finish cleaning up the kitchen and fold some laundry first. From up in the kitchen, I saw him put down his ball, walk over to the ottoman and dig into the laundry pile I had just thrown onto it, to tackle next. As I watched him for a second, I couldn’t even handle the cuteness.
He was trying his darndest to turn one of big brother’s pairs of shorts inside out.
He was trying to help me with my work.
And then my heart really melted. . .
He asked, “INSTEAD of doing work, can mommy play basketball with Hank right now?”
Yes, she absolutely can.
(And she did.)