Mine? He demands tasks. He will ask "more? more?" until you're so desperate for a task for him to do that you start "dropping" carrot peels so he can pick them up and throw them out while you are peeling carrots for dinner.
He does his own laundry. No joke. He will pull his basket of dirty clothes to the washer, climb onto a chair and put every item into the washer. Then, if I'm not fast enough to stop him, he will try to add soap and turn the dials to get it running on his own. (If only I could teach my husband to do the same!)
He likes to push the shopping cart now. At 20 months old, he has decided he is too big to sit in it (unless it's a cool car shopping cart then suddenly both his legs are broken and he has to sit down) He has a blast cruising down the aisles of the grocery store, playing "I Spy" until we find the item needed, and then putting it in the cart. He also likes to try to sneak a few extra items in there... You know, in case we wanted a jar of sauerkraut.
Dean has been helping me in the garden this past week or two. He had a blast yesterday, when we planted onion bulbs. Unfortunately, he also had fun digging them all up and putting them back in the bag as well....
And he actually did really good with watering the garden! I think I will have to enslave, I mean... enlist, him to help me water everyday!
Does your little one like to help out around the house? Do you add extra work into a task just so your child can help out and feel included?