It's a family thing. We start by greeting the "chi-chins", then we "wader". Most of the time Dada is home to help supervise--"Keep the hose pointing in the garden bed, bub"--but even on the days he isn't most of the water still gets to the vegetables these days. (And, hey, a little water on the grass doesn't hurt in this 100+ degree heat.) And letting the Kid water gives me time to gather eggs and pick tomatoes and herd chickens.
It's a novel idea to me--giving him productive tasks to entertain him and keep him busy--but it makes all kinds of sense. Sure, I could move the hose around myself as I perform my other chores, but then I'd have to entertain him too. Killing two birds with one stone=awesome.
Plus, he's just so intent on doing it. I'll admit that it makes my mama heart burst a little to see him so proud of doing his first little chore.