The biggest helper
I am sure that most toddlers are big helpers, and Benton is definitely not an exception. He loves to help. Whatever we are doing he wants to do it too. Which is why when he sees me weeding he helps by picking my flowers. Or when he sees me throw something dirty in the hamper he throws whatever he can find in there too, it may be his freshly folded blankets, some socks, a rock, cars or maybe even a pass along card. Whatever it is he knows he is helping.
This is also the case when it has anything to do with what Dallin is doing. Because Dallin uses the fun stuff, tools. There is nothing in the world like a hammer for Benton. Last week we were outside and I was pulling up all the tarp that was under our dirt. I think the previous owners thought it would help keep weeds out, but they buried it 6 inches deep so I still get all the weeds but it also prevents all my plants and flowers from spreading because the tarp stops them. Anyway Benton loved helping me with that. It has been a long time since I have seen him that dirty.
Then Daddy came and started working on the shed. And Benton found his favorite tool.
He was one happy (and dirty) boy.
He of course would rather work with Dad so this is how he spent the rest of his evening.
We love having Benton help so much, it makes it so we can do a lot more things with him.