Lately, Sierra has been really interested in "helping" with whatever we happen to be doing in the kitchen. She will grab a kitchen chair and drag it over to where Jason or I might be working. Usually, she rams the chair into the back of our legs so we move her to the side, she
Note the spatter of pancake batter and my attempt to guide Sierra and limit the mess. This is a very delicate blancing act: help "too much" and she gets angry and screams, don't help enough and you are mopping the floor, scrubbing the windows, and wiping down the wall!