Tory's in this sweet spot lately where she's so helpful and cooperative. Just a minute ago, I walked into my bedroom and opened my mouth to tell her to pick up the magnetic dress-up dolls strewn across my bed only to see Tory had done it already. "Did you pick all those up?" I asked her, as she bobbed her head yes in agreement. "I, uh, thank you Sweetie!" It's moments like this that stop me in my tracks because this girl of ours is smart and funny, compassionate and responsible ... well, as responsible as a three-and-a-half year old can be. She amazes me!
One thing Tory requests to do quite often is wash dishes. Sure, she makes a bit of a water mess in the kitchen and I end up tossing all her "clean" dishes in the dishwasher anyway ... but I fill up the sink without question because she's offering to help me with a chore and I want to respect and reward that behavior.
Someday washing dishes won't be such a novelty, but until then ... have at it, Kid!