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Autodrive

It's amazing that the kids can come wake me up, I go out into the kitchen and make breakfast (waffles, cereal, yogurt, strawberry milk), give them their medicine or vitamins, let the dogs out, let the dogs back in (it's raining - they did business in record time), brushed my teeth and it wasn't until I sat down just now that I realized I was on total autopilot. I don't really remember making any real decisions or conversation past 'yes', 'no' or 'ok'.

I'm sitting in my chair now with heat on my back. If I can block out the sounds of the kids playing, I bet I can fall right back to sleep. (Please, oh, please)

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tauckmed
Jun. 19th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
OH man. You just burst my bubble. As I was going through autodrive this morning I was fantasizing about when the LG will be old enough to get his own breakfast and won't even wake me up. I was thinking it would happen when he's about five?

I guess not. :(
trshtwns01
Jun. 19th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
It depends. Gallons of milk are generally too heavy for them, so you can put a small amount in a plastic container for them to pour. They can do cereal at five, generally.

At six, it depends on their maturity what you let them do. Michael knows how to use the microwave for their pancakes, and I trust him to ONLY do that. He likes having responsibility, and knows that if he does anything wrong with it, he'll lose that ability. He can also get waffles out of the freezer, put them in the toaster, check the settings and toast them, but he isn't allowed to take them out.
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