Whistle While You Work...
It's never too early to teach your kids to help around the house!
Have you noticed that little ones love to help?
I know. Sometimes it would be a lot easier if they didn't.
When Y wants to help by emptying the dishwasher, my knee-jerk reaction is to remove him from the area, but my second thought is much more productive. I show him where each item goes, helping him reach if it's up too high, and then clap or give him 5 when he puts each thing away.
It takes a lot longer....but, really, what is more important than spending time with my baby and teaching him the importance (and joy) of a job well done?