Toddler Sets the Table

In an effort to keep my toddler out from under my feet while I was preparing dinner, I started having him help "set the table". He started off with napkins and forks, but now he sets the whole table including his plate, any condiments, bread, and his brother's baby food. He also helps clear the table by putting his plate and cup in the sink.

What began as a way to buy myself some extra time has really turned into a way to teach my son how families help each other. By giving him a job, it seemed to help "boost his confidence". It has really been a "win-win" situation for the whole family!