Small Talk


April 29th, 2011

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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10 Responses to “Independence!”

  1. M:

    Hello Diane, you don't want her to grow up too fast... 🙂

  2. Eric:

    I agree with M. It all happens too fast.

  3. Kage:


  4. Rosette:

    if you train her good she will make you soup and sandwhich ..then shop for food and drive you around like my boys and pay for the vet bill and pay for your make up as bonus then keep you company in the dark...funny!

    I trained my boys so they will take care of me...funny!

  5. Rosette:

    I love it when they turn 16 they can drive and leave me alone!

  6. Rosette:

    Oh teach her to do her own laundry and food..then you will relax and nap all day..funny!

  7. Rosette:

    so far so good I trained my husband along with my boys..SEE I RELAX... HEY I HAVE TIEM TO WAX THE DARN is great when kids get older.

  8. Rosette:

    yes the routine I had when my boys were little age two as soon as the tyke can hold a playstation ..HERE PLAY husband use to argue I don't get my kid breakfast or get them to school..etc etc..I sleep in my boys go to school on thier own.

    My boys are independent I made sure the food is easy access..they eat thier food themselves and off to school and make their own lunches...I NEVER EVER HAVE TO WAKE THEM FOR SCHOOL...they do it..funny! So now I tell my husband look your sisters didn't train thier kids and look at them they are duds..I JUST LAUGH! MY boys do all sorts of things and help out..they even do thier own laundry make their bed! if you don't train them you will have hard time with kids.

  9. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    I hope u get 2 retire in 5 years. awesome.

  10. Titus:

    Wow! Very good!

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