Ellie is my #1 helper. She loves to do whatever I am doing, and she is pretty competent at most tasks. Today we spent a couple of hours and cleaned the basement. Well, I took a couple of hours, and the girls helped some and played a lot. Which is as it should be.
Ellie mopped all of the tile by herself, in the bathrooms and the kitchenette.
And yes, that is a church pew. We got that when we lived in Bozeman and a remodel was done on the Institute. Greg's dad was the Institute Director and hooked us up. It used to be the best garage bench, but there is not room in the garage in our current house. So now it sits in the basement, waiting for the day when Greg gets to build his dream shop in the backyard.