How does the saying go? When they’re at the age when they want to help, they’re so inept you just want them to go away, and when they’re actually competent, they’re of an age where they don’t want to help any more.

Momo’s dead set in the first phase, and while it’s SUPER CUTE, she tends to do things like stand behind me in the kitchen, or taking things off the cutting board while I’m cutting, or trying to lift big jugs of liquid. Very helpful. But literally, this has happened to me, I ask her to go do something actually helpful and within her capabilities, and it’s ‘oh, I’ll just go rest on the couch for a minute, you tell me when you want my help.’ Girl is passive-aggressiving at a middle-aged level.