this just happened today. i was complaining to my husband about how I spend all day cleaning and within two minutes our children totally trash the house and they don't seen to care (they are ages, 8, 6, 6 & 4.) I had decided to give up for the day on cleaning (i usually do it while they are at school but it really needed it today), got on the computer to check our email and i noticed my 4 year old had gotten all the clothes out of the dryer and tried to fold them. i gave him a high five plus a big hug and i started to cry just because i had hit a low point in my day and that little act...helped me out more than he'll ever know.
i must be doing something right as a parent.