February 21, 2013

My Favorite Little Helper

Kyla is at such a fun age right now.  She wants to be at my side from the moment she gets up to the time I tuck her in at night.  I have to admit, I get a little annoyed sometimes.  Like, can I just get two minutes to send an email without you bouncing on my lap?  But for the most part, I love it!

She is really into helping me too.  Sometimes it's more work than anything, but it's so fun to watch her get excited when she helps Mama out.  Also, she's been loving the gym daycare and when I went to pick them up one day last week, one of the girls said, "Kyla is such a great helper!  She always helps pick up toys and one little girl dumped all the crayons out and Kyla helped us pick them all up."  I was so excited to hear that.  When she's home with me all the time, I feel like I take certain things for granted.  Even though she only spends an hour in the daycare, I always worry that she will be naughty or get upset.  But every time I get the kids, the girls tell me how great she was.  I just squeeze her and the whole way home I tell her how much I love her and how proud of her I am.  She looks at me and smiles :)

She loves helping with her brother.  She comes with me every time I change his diaper and always grabs the dirty one and takes it to the garbage.

She also gives him his nuk when he cries.  She makes this grunt noise when he pops it back out.  It's like she's saying "Come on brother, I'm trying to help you here!"

When I take a shower during the day, I leave my bathroom door open.  I always put a cartoon on for her and as soon as she hears the shower shut off, I can hear little feet running as fast as they can to the bathroom.  She says "All done" and grabs the towel and hands it to me.  It's so cute.

She loves to help me do dishes.  When she sees me by the sink, she tries her hardest to pull up a chair.  Yes, it's mostly a hassle and a big mess, but I love how excited she gets.

I let her help me put the dishes away from the dishwasher too.  She is in charge of the silverware.  She grabs about two things at a time and puts them in the drawer.  As you can tell, we get things a little mixed up, but who really cares :)

She gets us burp cloths when we need one.  She throws anything away that we ask.  If we ask her to get something, she will always say "Where'd it go?" and then laugh when she finds it.

I love my little Mama's girl and never want her to be too old to want to hang out with me.


  1. Raya is just like that too. The other day I offered to play a game with her and instead she said "no Mama, I want to do laundry! I will sort it and push the buttons on the machine for you." LOL...whatever floats her boat! :-)

  2. Keira has been the same way lately she wants to help with everything. She likes to help get baby sissy's diapers and throw away the dirty ones.

  3. She is such a sweetheart, Amy! I loved how you shared that she grunts when Kase spits the nuk back out, haha! LB does that too, and I am the one grunting about it!

  4. Haha, once again, I was nodding along the entire post thinking how Morgan is doing the same stuff! Kyla is such a sweet big sister!

  5. I love this. My Savannah is much the same -- she wants to be where Mommy is, helping out. Even if its dishes or laundry, or mopping the floor. But I also NEEDED to read this -- it was a reminder that its OK. Its okay that the help may mean a few extra messes or that it takes longer than normal. Life isn't a rush! So thank you!