I could have had the dishes cleaned up within ten minutes tonight.
Instead they took over 30 minutes.
You see I had a 'helper', who wanted more than anything to wash 'gishes'.
I am okay with a normal task taking more than three times as long because my three year old received so much joy from my undivided attention.
He was excited to help. Eager to wash every dirty thing he could find.
Those thirty minutes were not about getting the kitchen clean.
It was about letting my three year of know that I value his help. That even though he is small, he is important. That everyone should get their hands dirty and work.