I had a long day at school Thursday, I started to dread going home filled with puppy dog and little boy clutter everywhere. I wanted to go home and just relax. Well, when I got home, there was my brother at the door waiting for me, he opened the door and it smelled.
It smelled like Pine Scented Lysol. :) Sam had cleaned up all the clutter. He had swept, vacuumed, and mopped the living room and hallway. It was wonderful!! He did this all by himself with no prompting or asking. He also washed a load of towels and a load of sheets during the day. He also put my clothes in the wash and helped me to hang them up last night.
He asked me "is your house smiling at you?" Yes, Sam, it is. He is one great kid!!
I am glad I didn't really compose that first post with all the complaining because even though life with a 12 year old might be a little stickier than life alone, life with a 12 year is filled with lots more blessings too!! :)