I found a way to distract my son for a few minutes so I can get a bit done in the kitchen from time to time. It usually only lasts a few minutes but if I'm lucky, he'll give me about 10 minutes. I use this tool of distraction so I can get his meals prepared, even though I've mastered the art of making his breakfast, lunch, and dinners with him on my hip, one handed.
He's tall enough so he can stand on his tippy toes and reach the kitchen utensils in the drawer. I'll ask him to line them up for me and to show me when he's all done. He seems quite pleased with himself while doing it as if it's a very important task I've given him.
I need to maybe buy 20-30 more utensils. Maybe that'll give me at least 30 full minutes.