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Self sufficient kids, parents sleep in.

by jermball30 on September 8, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This morning when I came downstairs after sleeping well past when the kids normally wake up, I found my 3 and 5 year old sitting at the kitchen table, napkins unfolded in front of them, each with a box of cereal they were munching out of. To the older I asked, "did you potty?" "Yes." (the other was in a diaper). I could have just crawled back into bed, I was so proud. My work here is done.


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