Sometimes, Alex gets carried away with being helpful. For instance, when we scoop dry cat food into the cats’ bowls, he wants to help. The result is cat food gets all over the place.
In general, asking him to stop doesn’t work so well — but redirecting him to something else usually does. In the case of scooping, Molly had the great idea of putting black beans into a pot and letting him scoop that with a measuring cup. He loves it. Yes, it makes a mess — but it’s a mess that pretty easy to clean up.
Last night, we let him scoop black beans again. He had a great time.