My kids have to do everything “by themselves”…
Until you ask them to clean their room.
My kids are still really young and are in that, “I do” phase. Whether I’m mowing the lawn, putting together a bike, or lighting the barbecue, the kids chime in with an “I do Daddy”.
No, you don’t do.
But when I ask them to get themselves dressed, brush their teeth, or god forbid, clean their rooms, they are simply incapable of completing any of these on their own.