My story today is short and sweet, and alas there are no pics. But it's too good not to share and remember. . .
So once a week, I pick up grandgirl (28 months) from childcare, and she and I and hubby and my mom "gg" all spend the evening together. Usually it's at our house, and as I finish up dinner, my mom and grandgirl set the table. Well this last week due to a crazy schedule, we all met up at gg's. And seriously, as mom and I pulled together our simple meal, grandgirl opened cupboards and drawers and began to set the table, totally unprompted, and with very little direction. Admittedly, it was not the most orderly of table settings, but there were placemats, napkins, plates, silverware, and with gg's help, glasses - for everyone. And with dinner ready to go, grandgirl directed each of us to our seats.
It's a simple thing really, but a precious reminder of how young our little ones "get it". And grandgirl "gets" how families work together, and the importance of the table. And what a blessing that is.