(This is an email by Joseph last night.)

Little Helper.

Two broken plates, a full bottle of Dish soap, four towels to dry up
all of the water, and two forks chewed up in the garabage disposal…

But Ben did the dishes after dinner tonight and Tara and I got to sit
and talk for a while.

We have finally arrived at the point where the kids start paying back
into the system.

I’ll be sure to rewash everything later tonight..

(Note:  Ben asked to be excused so that he could start doing dishes.  He is certainly my happy little helper. He wanted to do our breakfast dishes again today!)