Toddler: (excitedly) see Mommy, I put my toys nicely. I cleaned shelf and kept my toys. I helping you!
Me: (First look at an empty bookshelf with two toys. Next look at tens of books strewn all over the floor – that previously were stacked in aforementioned shelf) (sigh inwardly) (Smiling at toddler) Good job!
This is only one of many things that I get helped with… But hey, points for effort! After all, it’s really the thought that counts… as you realize with motherhood! 🤓