Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mr. Clean

If you haven't heard it by now, Noah is kind of obsessed with cleaning instruments, particularly vacuums. All sizes, all volumes. (Mops and brooms are cool too, but not as much because they don't make noise.) He "sings" with it, almost always on key, and usually signs more and fusses when we are done. He knows that they are kept in our laundry/storage room, and if he hears that door open he makes a beeline for his beloved vacuums!Any theories on why he has this obsession? I would like to say because of his mother's excellent housekeeping skills, but that just isn't the case. I actually clean more now because he likes it so much. Thanks, buddy. Maybe the noise reminds him of NICU machines? Or he remembers seeing the cleaning lady go by his pod everyday? I don't know. It is pretty funny.

He is also an excellent little helper with other things, like emptying the dishwasher. He helps me every day. Not something I started intentionally, he just comes everywhere with me and is interested in everything I do and one day grabbed a spoon and handed to me and that was that. He is SO proud of himself and it is so cute. Just another reminder that I am being very closely watched and teaching through it whether I like it or not!
He also helps hand me with laundry and puts things away in drawers. And loves to play with the knobs on the washing machine. He is definitely a little boy and is in the "I must find out how everything works" stage.

Don't let those things fool you completely though. He is a one-year old boy and generally leaves a trail like this behind him:

I embrace these ordinary things in my day and treasure these moments. They are already going by quickly, as my little boy is growing and growing.


  1. Love that toothy grin! What a sweetheart!

  2. I don't think he got that from his uncle...