Overcoming adversity: Cleaning up the playroom with their baby sister
Patience in suffering: Not being able to thrust and flail their entire bodies while their ears are cleaned
Fending for themselves: Finding edible food on the floor when they're hungry
Consequences: The shit that hits the fan when they wake a napping sibling
Problem solving techniques: What happens when I'm too tired to get off the couch to solve their argument for them.
Prioritizing: Making them choose between cookies or ice cream
Responsibility: Not allowing television viewing until they've dressed and brushed their hair and teeth.
Life skills: Watering the potted plants, vacuuming the carpet, carrying their dishes to the sink, putting their dirty clothes in the hamper, flushing the toilet and washing their hands after using the bathroom, putting their folded laundry in their drawers. In short, doing the things I've been doing for them for way to long. Seriously, 2 year old boy, pull your weight.
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