The Little Man has some money he earned, burning a hole in his pocket. Which is why I knew what he was aiming at when he was following me around like a puppy this morning and asked what my plans were for the day. He wanted someone to take him to the store to pick up that new video game he is drooling over. However, going out to the store was not high on my list of things I wanted to do on my day off. Which I explained as I told him I had a lot of things I needed to get done around the house today.
As I finished up a post for my other blog, checked my email, did some exchanging of titles at the digital library and headed to fold some laundry - I was stopped in my tracks. By the sight of the Little Man in the kitchen, doing the dishes. Without being asked or told. He was even washing the roasting pan by hand.
Now, I have to pause at this point and tell you (in case you are not already aware) - I am a list maker. So when I refer to my daily To Do list, this is not figurative. There is literally a small spiral notebook in which I make my daily list of things I hope to get accomplished before my head hits the pillow that night. This list sits out in clear view of anyone who cares to look at it.
In his vast wisdom, the Little Man saw this list and has taken it upon himself to get some of those items marked off; shortening the list to a point where I will agree to give him a ride to the store and enable him to spend his money.
He is also smart enough to do the job well. And not to bribe me with doing the chores on the list IF I will take him. Nope, he has silently set about completing some of those tasks. Besides taking care of the dishes (including wiping down the counters and sweeping the floor!); he has now taken care of the daily recycling, and vacuumed the living room floor. And left me completely flabbergasted!
I suppose this means a trip to the video game store is now added to my To Do list for the afternoon.
That's what I get for having smart kids.