A new task we are trying lately is having Kellan bring his dishes to the sink. but he's not always willing. This morning, he dropped his bowl of cereal just as he reached me, splattering milk and granola bits all over the floor. Then he slipped on the mess and ended up soaked from front to back. I guess there's a downside to having a three-year-old put away his own dishes.
I'm not sure exactly when kids are supposed to start helping out at home. I figure it's never too early to start. Even if he's not always excited about helping out, it will probably pay off later to encourage him as much as we can. I can't imagine cleaning up after him when he's a teenager! Am I delusional or am I forgetting what it was like to be a kid?