Mine are 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 and just recently I have been encouraging them to do more for themselves. On the weekends I will set them up with baggies of cereal, put out bowls and spoons and a small container of milk in the fridge. This way they can have cereal and DH and I can sleep in. Sometimes there are messes, but they are doing pretty well with getting up and playing quietly. They both can open the fridge and get cheese sticks or yogurts or fruit if they want. This has backfired a little because DD2 is a grazer and 15 minutes before dinner I have found her getting a snack because she is hungry. I am also having them help with setting the table for dinner. Our table is not in the kitchen so they have to carry 2 plates each and set out the forks and napkins.
Getting dressed is hit or miss. DD1 can do it all herself but in the morning before school I tend to help her with it because we are pressed for time. DD2 is the one that wants to do things on her own and that can sometimes be frustrating because she still does need the help. We only have a small shower so I get the both showered together because it's easier and faster for me and then they can play for a little while. On the rare occasion that DH gives them showers he will make DD1 wash herself and then just wash her hair for her. They both brush their teeth in the mornings and do well and then DH or I brush them at night after they have a turn. Our dentist said we need to do it until they are 7. Neither will brush their own hair.
Last edited by ljs318; 03-01-2013 at 06:03 AM.
Growing fast... DD1 (6) & DD2 (4)
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