My 7 year old daughter decided to surprise me by hand washing all the dinner dishes that didn't fit into the dish washer.
There were a lot of them.
There was water everywhere.
I think 1/4 of my liquid soap was gone.
"Clean" meant that there were still bits of food left on everything.
She even decided to start putting the "clean" dishes away.
That's when I walked in and caught her.
This is the moment where I had the choice..... good mom or bad mom.
(Don't react too quickly.)
I went with 'good mom'.
"Thank you for doing the dishes sweetheart. That was a great surprise."
Now off to sort all the "clean" dishes from the clean dishes.