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#186 When your kids become more independent



When you exhaustedly wake up in the morning, and haul yourself out of bed to get the young ones up to discover that your six-year-old is already dressed, and has made herself a bowl of cereal. Do you know what this means? It means that you don’t have to go into her room and drag her cute little bottom out of bed, willing her to get up and dressed before going into your other child’s room to make sure he’s up and getting dressed as well. It’s a balancing act, and most of the time, they just don’t want to get out of bed. You try music, tickles, and just ripping the blanket off them. But somehow, once you’ve ventured out into another room, all motion has ceased in the room from which you just came. It requires a significant amount of energy, patience, and organizational skills to get it all together. And sometimes you want to bang your head against the wall. So when you wake up to find one is already sitting at the kitchen table eating, THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING!

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