Today, we brought down the kids’ table from their bedroom along with two kid sized chairs. Last week, we ordered two nice pitchers for holding milk in the fridge over night. Before bedtime, the kids practiced pouring water from these pitchers, and before the adults go to bed we will set up cereal and everything else. This is a great experiment to see if we can get the kids to be more independent in the morning. Independence and strong self image are all well and good, but a bit more sleep in the morning might be just as important.