I was just reading some article somewhere (sorry I can't be more specific there) that mentioned some things our little darlings should be able to do by 3. One of them was dress themselves completely. Another was basic chores such as load dishwasher, make beds etc. Then there was cleaning their own teeth, bums, hair.
So I think there's as much chance of getting DS to restump the house as doing some of these things independently! Just thinking about the getting dressed part - he can get undressed (most of the time) and put his arms through a top, pull his pants up when I've helped him put his legs in, make his shoes 'perfect' (fix up my rush job when the tongue isn't straight and the Velcro isn't tight enough). But no way can he dress himself.
He loves to help clean up and throw rubbish away and can put things in the dishwasher. He loves to sweep and vacuum. But again, with support.
He can clean his own teeth but is nowhere near cleaning his bum and I have no chance of getting him to do the torturous act that is washing his hair.
Should I be actively trying to get him to do more of this stuff? Or just following his lead? He is 4 in October.