Friday, October 18, 2013


*A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013.* 
Matteo: You have become such a good little helper these last few weeks.  Wherever there is a chore to be done, you suddenly appear: helping mama sweep the floor by seizing the broom and pushing it back and forth over the same (obviously very dirty) spot; helping papa water the garden by swooping up the hose and letting it run wild as you attempt to drink from the spout; helping Una eat her dinner by throwing handfuls of dog food at her bowl; helping to vacuum the living room by emptying the dust-filled filter onto the carpet (you wouldn't want it to get clogged!); helping to clean out the fridge by taking everything out and giving it a new (and obviously much better) home on the floor.  I also caught you scrubbing the floor with a (dirty) rag, to help mama wipe up a big spill (which, obviously, you love to make so that you can help clean them up).  Sometimes all this "help" makes a little (or a lot of) extra work for us, but watching your developing interest in teamwork and cooperation makes it completely worthwhile.  You are a sweet boy, Matteo, and I hope you'll always be our little helper.       


  1. Love this post and the picture! I'm doing a praise project for my child as well. It keeps me positive and sane during trying times. :)

  2. What a perfectly perfect shadow :) Love this!