Look what Kevin helped me do. Now don't you go thinking that I somehow forced him into it. He wanted to do this of his own free will. "Mommy, can I use the shovel, pleeeeease??!" I didn't see why not, so I handed it to him and I let him at it. It was a little heavy but he managed. He had fun too. He felt like such a little man! Together we loaded three wheelbarrows full of leaves just from my puny little patio. Gonna make some great compost!
Kevin is a good helper. I'm trying to teach him that he needs to pitch in and help do some things. He loves to mop and dust. He likes to vacuum and sweep. He even likes to help do laundry. I wonder just how long this is all going to last? Who knows? I'm trying to raise him to be thoughtful and considerate, willing to help out. But there is this one thing I can't get him to do...PICK UP HIS TOYS!