Some of you mothers and fathers already know this, but maintaining a household requires a certain amount of actual work. For people to eat, someone must cook. For people to have clean clothes, someone must do laundry. Et cetera. Since Queena has school, and Holly has a job, and I have neither, I am the current primary housekeeper.
Um, as I type this out, I notice that Holly is vacuuming the living room and Queena is changing the kids' diapers. Try to ignore that fact for the rest of this post.
The point is, every time I set out to keep house, I am impressed with how much there is to do. In fact, I fall behind easily in the daily grind. This is how I know the time has come for my children to stand up and do their part.
Among our household chores, Feeding James is a more substantial one than you may guess. This young man has an appetite. And he's not quite using a spoon himself yet. So if there's applesauce or cereal to be had, somebody is going to have to sit down and spoon it into his cute but wide mouth, possibly for a long time. That's where Dorie comes in!