Owen is in what I am calling a "magic helper" stage. He just LOVES to participate and help with whatever we are working on. Yes, it's a pain that he always has to be standing on a chair in the kitchen when I'm cooking, but it also helps to fill our days when we can make a game out of sorting laundry, vacuuming, or cleaning up the toys. He even got his own vacuum for Christmas - one that's red and looks just like mom's. Here's a collage of my pint sized helper in action:
I assume the "magic helper" stage will not last. How long do I have? Weeks, months? I can't imagine him as a teenager running with excitement to the vacuum closet, or shrieking in delight when it's time to sort laundry. =) Although we do have a family friend (Tyler) that grew up loving to vacuum, so maybe there is hope.