“Me help too!” I am well versed in the independent child.
Either you give your kid the step stool so they can safely help you, or they climb up on the counter and “help” that way, right?
We leave our kids’ step stools out in our kitchen like a piece of furniture. It’s nice that this one is aesthetically pleasing, as well as strong and reliable.
First your child begins to toddle, and then before you know it, your little guy or girl is going to be reaching up to the counters all of the time.
Perhaps they will want to learn how to get their own cup from the counter so that they can get a drink of water.
It also will not take long before they begin to ask you to get involved when it comes to preparing meals or even helping out with the dishes.