Among the moments when Knox seems perfectly content are the moments when he is allowed to try his hand at hitherto grown up things, like putting the dishes away, turning on the washer, getting himself a glass of water, cutting up vegetables with a Real Knife (no pictures, as I’m still on hyper alert when he’s using it).
I’ve started to heat things up on the stove or in the oven instead of in the microwave. Food seems to reheat better this way. Recently, I’ve let Knox help reheat some food. He took to it like fish to water. All that watching on his tower has paid off.
Am probably never getting a pretend kitchen ; )