Being mothered by my 3-year-old

I was sewing this morning, trying to finish a project to a deadline.  Fainjin and Babess were fascinated, and jostled to watch me.  I  did sew a little bit with Babess in my lap, but it is very awkward so I persuaded her to sit on a chair next to me.

She and Fainjin both kept leaning on the table to see the fabric coming out the other side of the sewing machine, and moving around pushing things on the table.  I had scissors (sharp!), spools of thread, various feet for my machine, pins and other bits and pieces there, so it was making me anxious.  I noticed that they had swept a small pile of thread offcuts onto the floor with their moving about.  I got a bit short with them, pointing out the mess and noting that it could have been something sharp, they should be careful and sit still if they wanted to watch.

Babess patted my arm and said soothingly, “Don’t wowwy, Mummy.  I will pick up da mess for you.  I pwomise, you won’t have to.  Don’t wowwy.  It will be alwight.”

Way to make me feel like I’m the three-year-old…

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5 Responses to “Being mothered by my 3-year-old”

  1. Sunday Stilwell (@xtremeparnthood) Says:

    Now that is just too precious. Sometimes I wish my boys could sooth me like that!

  2. L Says:

    Awwwwwwwwww. 🙂

  3. Marita Says:

    She is such a sweetie 🙂

  4. Melissa Says:

    How lovely. Chet has told me not to shout at him – also makes me feel as though I am 3!

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