He takes so much pride in his work, and works really hard at it. He asks questions and for help when he needs it, and takes direction and innovates. It is actually quite amazing to watch and support his transition.
My husband and I also call it "cheap labor." In addition, the knife and cutting board entertain him for 15 minutes to an hour in the kitchen. He also rips some veggies apart with his hands (mostly lettuce, kale, chard, cauliflower, and broccoli).
Depending on what is being cut, he also likes to eat it (see avocado, bottom photo). That is a small "price" to pay!