'Counting On' Star Jessa Duggar Shares Cute Video of Son Surgeon Helping Her Do the Laundry

On Thursday, Jessa Seewald shared an adorable video of her son helping out with the chores in the house. The little boy was recorded transferring clothes from the washer to the dryer.

“Counting On” star Jessa Duggar Seewald is married to Ben Seewald and they share three children: Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy. Over the years, the reality star hasn’t been shy to post cute moments with her children

The latest post featured her oldest child Spurgeon. In a video posted on Instagram, the little boy was seen swapping laundry from the washer to the dryer while his mother monitored him.

In the caption of the post, Jessa shared how her son had shouted to inform her that the washer had “just beeped” while she was laying her other two children down for their naps. She revealed how much the little boy loved “to help me move clothes from the washer to the dryer.”

Aware that she wasn’t done feeding baby Ivy, she told her son to transfer the clothes. She proudly shared: “He opened the washer door, and worked item-by-item until it was all switched over.”

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There’s a window of time in the toddler years where little ones become eager to help. It’s so sweet to watch their excitement as they are allowed to take part in meaningful tasks— not pretend “helping”, but really doing something that helps out the whole family. Playing together is fun, but even the cleanup can be fun if we do it together. 👦🏻💙 There’s a sense of importance and belonging and being needed. Sometimes as a mom I have to pause and remember this. Yes, it may take 5x longer than if I did it myself, but they find it exciting to help out and lend a hand. We definitely need to encourage this and not squelch the excitement. Spurgeon wanted to vacuum the rug this morning, so I showed him how to get started, and then he took over. I stood there in awe watching this determined little guy. After 10 min of going in circles and stopping to inspect for any missed spots, he had the whole thing spotless! Wiping down the table, putting away toys, dumping ingredients and mixing in a bowl, grabbing a diaper for the baby, loading spoons and cups into the dishwasher— they’re eager to take part. As they show interest in household tasks, there needs to be less of sending them off to play, and more of bringing them alongside us and involving them in what we’re doing. At first, tasks will be joint or may require our full supervision, but before we know it they will be older, competent, and be able do these tasks on their own— and do them well. My mom modeled this beautifully. “There’s a window of time where they’re eager to help. Capture it. Don’t squelch it.” ☺️❤️

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The video showed the boy climbing on the machine to reach in to get the last few items that were at the back of the machine. He was heard saying, “I— got you!”

His mother shared that it was an “accomplishment” for Spurgeon because that was the first time he was doing the transferring alone. He even switched on the dryer when he was done!

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As I was laying Henry and Ivy down for naps, Spurgeon shouted from the hallway (which is also our laundry room), “Hey Mommy, it just beeped!”— meaning, the washer‘s cycle was finished. He LOVES to help me move clothes from the washer to the dryer. I was still feeding the little one, so told him he could go ahead and transfer the laundry while I watched from the bedroom. He opened the washer door, and worked item-by-item until it was all switched over. A few things fell out on the floor during the process, but hey, that usually happens to me too. 😆 And him digging for the last few items in the back of the machine— “I— got you!” So proud of his accomplishment! This was his first time to do it all by himself, and he was super excited. I know as a parent, it’s easy to rush around, doing a bulk of the work by myself because it’s way faster. But little kids love to take part in meaningful tasks with mom and dad. It’s good for us to slow down, let them come alongside us and feel the satisfaction of being our big helper. 💙👦🏻

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In the last part of her caption, Jessa encouraged parents to allow their children to assist with “meaningful tasks” and chores around the house. The reality star noted how that helped the parents to get some downtime and how proud the children were to be able to help.

This wasn’t the first time the little boy has helped his mother with chores. In July, Jessa took to Instagram again to share a sweet video of the 3-year-old vacuuming

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Made our favorite pancakes for the second time this week. ☺️ My mom used to make this recipe for us growing up! I’ve always loved them so much that I would eat them by themselves— no maple syrup or anything— and Henry does the same. 👦🏼💙 We made up some extras this time to have on hand for a quick snack. 😋 . Swipe left to see the recipe! It’s from boschmixers.com. If you have a quality, high-speed blender (Bosch, Vitamix, Blendtec, etc), you can make the recipe as is— putting the whole wheat kernel straight into the blender! . I don’t have a blender with the ability to grind the wheat kernel, so I just use whole wheat flour instead. 1 cup of wheat kernels = 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. . We just mix the ingredients by hand. The boys love getting to stir everything together. 💞

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Some would say she’s a great mother but a number of mom-shamers have attacked her on social media speaking against her parenting choices. When Ivy was born in May the trolls actually became worse!

Despite this, the “Counting On” star hasn’t backed down and on the video featuring her son vacuuming, she actually explained why she let him help with chores. She even posted a video of the boys making pancakes

However, there are a few cute posts which are extremely hard to criticize, even for the trolls. In a post shared last month, Jessa shared a few pictures of her boys drawing on a large piece of brown paper.

The post included a video of Ben helping them out.

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