I have been told that it is pretty common for your oldest child to just want to be by you through out the day. This is really true with Joash. He just likes to be in the same room as me most of the time. It can be a bit tricky in the places like the kitchen. He sort of likes to help make things, but we have now found a new pass time for Joash while in he is in the kitchen with me...playing with water.
Hurrah for simple activities that keep him occupied for a long time.