I went out with the boys to have them help me pick the berries.
This is how HELP pans out:
Isaak: "I want to be on the step ladder!"
Mica: "No I want to be on the step ladder!"
They both somehow ended up on the step ladder. They were up there, and no berries were being picked. Danger was unfolding.
I glanced over at them (remember I was picking berries), I could see one of them falling, so I demanded that they both get down.
Mica: "Fine I'm going in the middle of the tree to pick berries."
That was fine and dandy until Isaak thought it was a great idea to go in the middle to. I looked over their way, and Isaak was climbing our June berry bush. It really is a bush, but looks more like an ornamental tree.
I said: "Absolutely not! Get down you little punk!"
Isaak said, "But I was getting better berries up there."
I looked down at his bowl, and he had 8 tiny berries in it.
I said, "No climbing!"
Next the boys decided it would be fun to chase each other around the bush, which looks more like tree. At this point I was on the step ladder.
That's what it's like picking berries with 2 energetic boys.
My boys are helpful with some things, but berry picking is not one of them! They like multiple quicker tasks. Nether boy has the attention to do one task for a long period of time.