Now that we are six months into the 4's, it is definately better than threes. The other day D was playing with something in the living room and noticed that it was dribbling all over the floor. He took the broom by himself, swept it up and put the broom back. I was floored and didn't say anything while he was doing it, but after he'd finished I praised him up the wazoo. R likes to clean up the toys, so that's his job at the end of the day. He puts books back on the shelf and leggo away while D helps me clean up after supper. So it is easier and less chaotic now.
OMG Momofsteele, how do you stay sane?? And I thought I had it bad when they were two and poured baby oil (no idea how they found it or opened it) all over themselves while in their pajamas. At leas they had the sense to get into the tub first! My father in law sent me this video in the middle of some craziness to make me feel better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1noY1NTiF0