I took a few minutes and thought about what was most important (to me) to have the kids accomplish on a daily basis. Of course, chores was on the top of my list, but I also wanted the kids to read, do something healthy, help cook, etc.
This summer, we're taking the dependence out of independence.
My younger boys shower in my bathroom, where the towel racks are adult-sized. Naturally, the towels end up on the floor. Oh yes.... the floor, my kids can reach.
Number 7, like most preschoolers, still has trouble understanding that 4 ounces of water in a short, fat container is still 4 ounces of water when it is in a taller, skinnier container. And that 2 chips broken into crumbs, are still 2 chips. #learning2count
Whether you’re looking for a cute bedtime story or something to keep them out of mischief on that long drive up to grandma and grandpa’s place, you can’t go wrong with a good podcast.
In all honesty, if you want peaceful mornings (on most days), then you have to take responsibility for them. Any good coach will tell you that you can't expect greatness from your players if you don't do tough work yourself. This is what we do to survive mornings...
The mistakes toddlers and preschoolers make with language are often humorous, but the way they grapple with and conquer language so quickly is astonishing.
My sisters and I are extremely blessed by my mother's willingness to spend time molding our kids.