Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Child Labor

The kids are home for the summer and I get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

"Hey Connor, after you sand and stain the fence - I need you to weed the yard. Faster! Faster! You're losing daylight."

"Elora, don't forget to smile while you are taking down the broken trampoline ring. Then I need you to wash all the windows and paint the kitchen. Work! Work!"

Creature and Bear (yes, she's there too) are hunting in our backyard savannah. Check out their impressive stealth-like approaches.

Hey, this grass is getting far too long. Looks like someone will have to mow it. Who to choose? Who to choose?

Time for Creature to have a break. He's all tuckered out. I can't say I blame him after all the hard work he endured today. Catching bugs is certainly not easy. Rest, dear one.

"CONNOR - WHY DID YOU STOP SANDING?! Stop slacking and get busy!"

Child labor makes me so very happy.


Frumpy Luv said...

I was laughing at the title that popped up in my feed reader, then got to the post and continued to laugh. Essentially, I hope one day to be you!!!!! =) I can't wait to have my own little sweat shop going! =)

A Couple of Kitchen Ditchers said...

too funny!!! can I borrow them?!? PLEASE!

Anonymous said...

...after you have finished that and before you begin your regular chores, I have a few little things for you to do....

Love Dad...

Hey, these are the kids I used to rock to sleep when they were younger... I'd get a rock from the garden and "rock" them to sleep. Sometimes I had to "rock" them twice.

Redhoodoos said...

*Author's note in response to the above - no harming of children has ever taken place. Be it known that my husband's rock comment was a joke and that he was immediately placed on my "Endless and torturous silent treatment" list. May God have mercy on his soul. ;)

COMcewens said...

I love that your hubby comments on your blog!! HOW CUTE IS THAT! HEY I love the color change on the blog!

I am impressed they let you take their pictures while working, even more so that they werent making faces where you wouldnt want to post them!

Anonymous said...

Those are great pictures & FUNNNNNY captions!!!

Now...THAT's the kind of LABOR I think I can handle!!! Mine are still too young....can i borrow yours???? ha ha ha!!!


A Couple of Kitchen Ditchers said...

LOL! I just read YOUR occupation!! SLAVE.. !!!!??!!!