I was busy cleaning up the kitchen one day - then without a word and with a very serious face, she got herself busy in the backyard too.
First, she took a cloth to wipe the floor
Then, took an old toothbrush to scrub the floor
Yay !!! I had about 30 minutes of peace and quiet while she "cleaned" the floor!! Ok... she just made the floor wet (and probably got it dirtier) and got herself wet in the process. But I enjoyed watching her, cos she was soooo serious the whole time.
She smiled and asked "Why Mummy?" when she saw my camera :)
After I was done cleaning the kitchen, I proceeded to prepare lunch.
When she saw me, she declared it was time to cook lunch for her "children" too, so she brought her kitchen utensils and made herself busy right next to me...
Well, a "busy bee Elyssa" is definitely better than a "crying/whining Elyssa" !!! ;)