Adeline has really been into helping with things lately, and I find that there is a direct correlation to mommy giving her tasks to help and a decrease in tantrums. She helps me to unload the dishwasher (one day I even decided to have her stand on a stool and sort the silverware...she didn't last long), collect laundry, put laundry in the washer and then in the dryer. Of course, she always wants to help mommy cook. I let her dump things in the bowl, but I know when it comes to food "I want to help mommy" really means "got anything good I can scrounge up to eat?!?". She LOVES dusting! She hates when mommy gets out the vacuum because...ahem...it's too noisy. However, mommy recently found a way around this by having her push her lawnmower or popper toy to "help" mommy. Let's face it, avoiding a tantrum really is helpful to mommy.