Ever since he started walking, E. has been really into helping around the house.
Every morning he helps unload the dishwasher and every afternoon we walk to the end of the driveway and I lift him up so that he can open the mailbox and pull out any mail.
When Paul puts on his shoes, E. helps with the laces. And more than once, when I am getting dressed, he has taken it upon himself to rummage through the dresser, pick out clean socks for me and reach up as high as he can to lay them out on the foot of the bed.
Whenever he hears me open the baby gate that blocks off the laundry room, he drops everything and comes running, calling, “Help laundry! Help laundry!”
On Saturday, we made brownies together. It was the first time he has really helped much in the kitchen. We lack a sturdy stool to help him reach the counter, so I measured everything out into little bowls and set them on the kitchen table so that E. could dump and stir.
He was thrilled….