I needed to get to the dentist because of a lost filling, but the soonest they could get me in was a morning appointment. I don't schedule appointments in the morning since that is when we do school type work. But pain is a great motivator. I took the morning they offered instead of waiting a month and a half for an afternoon appointment. When the day came, I left AH a to-do list and figured he would do some of the activities, but not all of them. When I got home every item on the list was checked off and he was making himself an early lunch! Apparently Mom needs a reminder now and again that AH is growing up into a responsible young man. He is obviously ready for more independence in his work and can take on more responsibility around the house and in his life. Knowing where the line between too much responsibility and too little is very hard for me...especially with my youngest.
I guess I learned the biggest lesson that day.