(Thank you, Robert Munsch and Stephanie’s Ponytail for the inspiration for my title.)
There are many many milestones that a child has to hit over their lifetime. Just google “child milestones” and you get any number of websites telling you what your child should be doing and by when. I’ve blogged about some of them.
Well guess what, Google! You missed one!
(and this makes a new milestone for my blog — I’ve moved from talking about baby poop to dog poop. Writing excellence, right here folks!)
Yes, you read that correctly. Rachel offered to pick up poop in the back yard.
Let me take you back….
It was a bright Sunday afternoon. I was standing in the kitchen cleaning up after lunch. My beautiful daughter decided that would be a good time to ask me if she and her sister could go out back and play. Since I always want to encourage physical activity and fresh air, I asked that she wait just a few minutes until I could go out back and tidy up after Dakota (the poop machine). I was wrist deep in soapy dishwater and wanted to finish the dishes first. She piped in, “I could do it!”
Stumbling over my words, I agreed. She grabbed a bag and out she went. A few minutes later she came back in and very proudly exclaimed that she was all done! Two very happy girls, ran out side to play in the sun. I gave my head a shake because there was no way that whole thing just happened.
I am happy to report that this is now a part of her regular chores around the house! Parenting win!