99/365: The Helper Phase

Anyone who had had toddlers knows about the Toddler Helper Phase. Any time you are doing anything, particularly anything that might be difficult for a toddler, the toddler materializes and transforms into The Imitator, who must take whatever tools you were using and gleefully prove to you that he is big enough to do what you do.

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I really do try so very hard to encourage the helpfulness, even when it means taking thirty minutes to sweep a kitchen floor I can walk across in four steps.

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