By Diane Ako
Things Olivia can do for herself:
Wake up and remember to turn off her nightlight.
Change her clothes.
Throw away her sleeping diaper.
Use the bathroom.
Go straight to the living room.
Turn on the TV and actually find PBS Kids. Thank goodness it's on a number she knows (10.)
Find snacks on the counter.
Get herself water from the refrigerator door dispenser. (We set up cups where she can reach, and a stool.)
Find her coloring book and pencils.
Look at the pictures in books and make up stories to tell the cat.
Feed the cat.
Feed the dog.
Let me sleep the entire time.
Open the car door.
Get herself in the car seat and put the seat belt around her arms.
Gratitude! For three years I have wondered when this time would come.
Next year's goals: To work on her golf game so I can retire in five years.
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