i was inspired by a poster on another thread who described her three year old making his own sandwich (i.e. getting out the stuff from the fridg and also putting it together) if he decides he wants a snack. pretty cool, but it got me wondering about ways to give my oldest son more control over his daily needs and activities. i'm not talking about "making" him do more for himself but setting things up so that he can feel capable. so-- what does your kid do for him/herself? what kinds of things do you think an almost 3 1/2 yr. old should be able to do with minimal assistance? how have you set up your home to encourage autonomy and responsibility in your own family?