If your life is filled with children (be they friends, siblings, or your own children), you are a blessed being! Kids can be loads of fun, and tons of help – if you put them to work.
Luke – my not-so-baby brother – is becoming increasingly helpful in the home and on the farm. The other day, he randomly offered to make Mama some French toast! He did a fabulous job, with little to no instruction.
Don’t ever assume that, since they’re “only” children, you can’t count on them for help. Many (if not most) of the children in my life are thrilled to contribute, and I’m thrilled to have the help!