I was sweeping up and Zoe was watching intently. I was wondering if she was going to offer to help. My mind traveled back to when a cute little 2 year old, with my pretend iron and how much I wanted to be just like mummy. I loved pretending to clean and do mummy type chores. I was pondering how precious the whole gender role model thing is and what a sweet privilege it is that I get to be on the other side of it. Just as I was delving deep in my reflections Zoe spoke, revealing what had been going through her own thoughts while her eyes had been following my brush moving across the floor.
"Um, there's a other bit there. You missed dat bit wight der".
Pop goes the bubble. Gee thanks. I guess I can count on Zoe for some constructive criticism.
"Yes, I'm getting to it Zoe" and I rolled my eyes while she trotted off and I secretly admired her for her temperament and her keen observation skills and that she is not afraid to speak up when she sees error. She's about 99.8% choleric. A born leader. Doesn't make for an easy 2 year old, but she'll do great things one day. :) And she'll have a super clean floor.
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