Mike told Ben he was going to rake the leaves and asked if he wanted to help, Ben told him no, he didn't have a rake, but he would watch. Such a helper. ;-)
Watching turned into playing, of course...
Speaking of helping, at Ben's parent/teacher conference a few weeks ago, his teacher told me that Ben needs to work on helping during clean up. Apparently, he conveniently has to go to the bathroom whenever it is clean up time. Or he holds the toy basket and instructs the other kids in what to do. Oh, Ben.
Yesterday I was explaining to him what Thanksgiving means, and I asked him what he was most thankful for. With a totally straight face, he told me "for you picking up my toys." What am I going to do with this one?