Keep in mind, of course, that "get a lot done" is relative. I remember once hearing a mother of young children say, "These days I'm impressed with myself if I've showered and cooked dinner!"
This morning at breakfast I had the sudden urge to clean out the entire fridge. I started unloading the food and pulling the shelves out, and Rachael (age 6) asked to help. She took the food out, scrubbed and rinsed the shelves, then sprayed cleaner and wiped down the inside of the fridge.
In the middle of all this, Rebecca (age 4) appeared in the kitchen. "Can I help too?" she asked.
Wow, did I luck out this morning!
So Rebecca helped take the food out of the refrigerator door and put the food back when we were done cleaning.
It was very fun. And I love it when the fridge is clean.
While I showered, Rebecca made this card to mail to her friend Griffin: