Meanwhile, after they finished eating, the four children helped Arissa clean the dishes. She smiled and did not stop them from helping her.
Some habits have to be practiced at an early age.
“Be careful!” She had just barked a warning when Gavin broke a bowl.
He had jerked at Arissa's loud reminder and lost grip on the bowl. “Mommy, I'm sorry!”
Arissa saw how nervous Gavin was, and she burst out laughing. “It's okay as long as you're not hurt!” Hastily, she pulled Gavin away, grabbed a broom, and gathered all the shard pieces into a trash bag. “Go outside and play first. There might still be broken pieces lying around. I'll take care of it!”
“Come on, let's go out!” Zachary pulled Gavin out and comforted him, “It's all right!”