Over shabbas (Friday PM – Sat PM) my oldest son was here with his family; we had a beautiful visit. But inevitably, there comes the aftermath--- the cleanup!
I asked Ricki to clear the leftovers and the dishes from the table (which she did VERY niely with minimal grumbles). Then, as I was washing the dishes, I heard Ricki stacking the chairs in the living room, and collecting all the strewn toys. (Yes, dear DIL had collected most of them, but apparently she had missed several…) All of this work was being done by Ricki on her own initiative, and without having been asked. Now isn’t that nice?