Maisie has always loved helping me. When we lived in Portland, one of her favorite things to do was help with the laundry. She actually still loves it and now I find all sorts of things in the washing machine. A lot of the washing machines are front loading in Europe, so they are at just the right height for her! Lately though, laundry hasn’t been enough for little gooby. She wants to help with MORE! So I have given her the chance to help in the kitchen! She LOVES it! Her “responsibility” has been helping with the salad. At first, I was a little peeved at the size of lettuce bits she was tearing off, but then I thought, “WHO CARES!?!?” Isn’t it better for her to help and be a part of something then the lettuce bits to be just the right size? So now every time I am making dinner, Maisie is right next to me helping with something. It’s actually pretty fun and being the extravert that I am, I love the company! Here’s a little video of her helping me with the salad one of the first times ever.