Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Me too!" 

or is it

"Me do!"

"I help!"

Ah, life with a toddler.

Doesn't matter what I'm going to do, Caelan wants to help.

He wants to do whatever I'm doing.

If I'm going to cook, he wants to help cook. He'll sit on the counter and watch me cut things up, he'll add ingredients to bowls and stir with great concentration. When we're done he'll say and sign "No, more!"

If I'm going to clean, he wants to clean. Caelan is always eager to help with the vacuuming or washing up floors with a damp cloth. He's great at cleaning up toys, because it's almost like playing! Cleaning with a toddler about can be extremely difficult and sometimes you feel like you're working backwards, but his enthusiasm can be contagious.

If I'm going to go throw out his diaper, he wants to do it.

If I'm going to take the compost out, he wants to do it.

If I'm going to put something in the laundry, he wants to do it.

If I'm going to do the laundry, he wants to help do it.

If I'm going to get changed, he wants to help.

If I'm going to the bathroom, he wants to help!

I don't want to discourage his helpful nature but I have to draw the line at something and convincing a strong minded three year old that he doesn't need to help me go to the bathroom is proving to be quite difficult.

The good news is I'm still able to distract him quite easily... most of the time.


  1. Enjoy it while it lasts in not so long he will be older and not want to help with anything, or is that just my kids!

  2. Laura,I think that is all kids or at least my experience with them, don't despair though when they become adults they start to help again and this time it is really appreciated! Makes me laugh when I read the blog and the comments as it brings back so many memories thanks for reminding me of all the fun that raising a family gave us! Gramma xx