Last week we had a day filled with schooling and chores around the house. Plus we were able to get some outdoor Adventure in Odyssey were and we then continued talking about our favourites and that help make the time go by faster. We got one row almost done before it started to rain. Working with two brothers, but they have such different personalities!!too. I took on the job of pruning the dead canes. We have 3 rows and they are l-o-n-g rows… Raspberries are prickly to work with as well. Anyway, since we have just two pruners, I headed out to the raspberry patch with our 7 yr son. He was going to be my first helper and he was anxious to get out thee.. We worked there together for quite a while and chatted about different things. He’s our and he enjoys being outside and working. I can remember last summer seeing him out in the garden hoeing, even without me asking him too. I’ll mention before anyone thinks he is the dream child, he does love to play as well, but when he is working it’s good. So after a time, he wanted a rest and I told he to tell his older brother to come out. Older brother is more of a book lover. He comes out and is complaining about the work being hard, but I was able to change that attitude quick, by asking him what his favourite stories in
Anyways, when I went out to tell hubby it was supper time, it just melted my heart to see our farmer boy hammering nail in the fence. 🙂
After supper, we went out and I finished up the last of the first raspberry row, and then we emptied the dead raspberry canes from the trailer and we help hubby clean up wood that was left by the fence. He had cut off the tops of the fence posts.
This made me think about working with our children and how we can make it a pleasant task. We can work with our children along side us and we can make such pleasant memories while doing it. There is a time for them to each have their own chores to do, but when we can do things together it can be so fun! I was thankful I thought of something fun to talk about with big brother, because otherwise, the time could have been so different. Working hard is a good thing to pass onto our children and I know myself included, I can often think, I’m too busy or I can get this done a lot quicker myself, but I need to include the children in my work and it’s good for them and for me. 🙂
Such a beautiful calling this is….
My life here as a wife and mama.