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Last time I was vacuuming my 19 mo noticed me moving the barstools and her little kitchen set out of the way. Today I said "Mommy is going to vacuum" and proceeded to pick up some toys strewn across the floor. DD said "I help Mommy -move out of way" and proceeded to move the barstools and her kitchen set all to one place away from the breakfast bar so I could vacuum under there. I never told her I needed them moved or anything. I thought that was just so sweet and considerate espec considering her age. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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bump - didn't anyone read how my dd is the most wonderful???!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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That is really cute <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. It's incredible just how much they <i>notice</i> ... sometimes a little scary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:.<br><br>
I recently splurged and bought a backpack vacuum, so I wear it on my back and then carry the hose/wand in my hand. Within minutes of me starting to use it, dd (maybe 17 months at the time) picked up a cardboard tube (from xmas wrapping paper), and started following me around "vacuuming" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.<br><br>
They're little imitative monkeys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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very sweet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> My 15 mo 'helped' me unload the diapers from the dryer this morning--she loves folding laundry (for now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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That is a great stage. Too bad it didn't last long with my 3 year old;(
 

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AW, what a sweetie! I wish the helpful phase lasted longer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The other day, I was vacuuming and left the coat closet door open with teh cleaning tools. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw DD marching across the living room, towards the kitchen with a giant broom in her hands. She had a very purposeful look on her face and proceeded to get to work sweeping the kitchen floor. What a funny little girl.
 

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For Xmas we got her a mini mop and a mini broom, she goes arounds pretends she mops the floor, she "helps me" washing the dishes.<br><br>
Just a lof ot things, she also helps me with the baby
 

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What I find disconcerting is the way they learn even the things you DON'T want them to learn.<br><br>
One time my son spilled a drink on the coffee table and I grabbed a nearby sock and wiped it up before it could hit the floor. For months afterward, when something spilled, he'd go to the laundry basket and get a sock to wipe it up with ...
 

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Helpful little tikes.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> aww, sweet.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Adorable!
 

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I have to mop when ds is sleeping. Otherwise he wants to do it himself and gets quite upset if I "help". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am going to go look for a little mop for him.
 
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