Sunday, August 16, 2009

We've coined a new phrase

Rene came up with the term this morning while trying to put away some laundry (yes, I know, I have a man who puts away laundry on occasion. I am thankful) with Turtle on tow. As he put things away, Turtle pulled them back out again.

Rene came and reported to me that our son was "unhelping".

Turtle then unhelped his Daddy to load the dishwasher later too.

Of course, we still give plenty of praise for unhelping. Not just because Turtle has the cutest grin and can get away with almost anything with that charm. But also because we know his intentions are pure. He is trying to help, to be just like Daddy. How sweet. As he grows, we can guide him towards more helpful helping, rather than unhelpful helping. But until then, I guess doing the dishes will just have to take a little longer, while we stop to grin at the boy who is unhelping in the cutest imaginable way.

I am SO far behind with pics, so here's one from July, since every post is better with one.


Jana Green said...

Jakob 'unhelps' all the time too. The kids I used to nanny for did this and I would say, "I don't need your kind of help." In a joking way of course.

DJ said...

Rory is a master Mummy's little 'unhelper'. What a great word! Love your new header too!

Michelle M. said...

We experience lots of "unhelping" around here, too. The laundry is always the victim. :)

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

ROFL! I love the new word. Also, I LOOOOVE your new header. So adorable and kinda like I'd love to do but don't have the know-how to figure it out. If there's a good tut out there, please send it my way. Then again, I prolly just have to be a mastermind like Niecey. Right? LOL

Have a super day!


Herb of Grace said...

I superlove your new header! Although, just so you know, it loads a bit awkwardly on my widescreen monitor.

I'm totally stealing your newly-coined phrase :D

Kinsleys4 said...

How unbelieveably stinkin' cute is that kid of yours!! Those cheeks & those eyes! I just want to eat him up! :-)