When I asked Kaitlin to get the assorted leftover rice containers out of the fridge and heat them for dinner, I did not ask her to smell them to make sure that the rice was still good. Since Kaitlin cleans out the refrigerator once a week such instructions would have been superfluous. Later when I began dishing the hot rice I did not notice an odd and rather unpleasant odor. We did not have eggs, sausage and coffee cake for dinner instead of rice. At least we didn’t have to resort to McDonald’s.
Our children do not escape into the bathroom to read in peace and quiet, so I’m positive that I do not find books in the bathtub occasionally.
This week our children did not require a specially called homeschool class on bathroom etiquette. Topics covered did not include lifting the seat and aiming (for boys), flushing, hand washing, door closing and towel hanging (you know, as opposed to just letting the towel drop onto the floor). Of course all of this was covered long ago and no one in our house would forget those basic rules of behavior.
In our home we have a schedule so that our children get adequate sleep and we do not keep the children up too late or allow them to skip their naps. We realize that children need their sleep and so our children are always well rested and never overly tired.
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