…as usual. Bella’s attitude is this: “if it can be done with Nikolai, it should be done with Nikolai.”


She sits with Nikolai to allow me time to wash dishes or hang laundry.


She often tells me that she needs to help now in order to know how to be a mommy and take care of a husband and house someday.


It brings tears to my eyes, and I wonder: what am I doing today to help her reach that goal.

One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.
Carol B Hillman


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