As mentioned yesterday, we spent Friday night in a hotel in Lincoln, NE with the three kids in their own room. You can read a full account from Domo’s perspective (in verse) on the kids’ blog – I told Bret that I was worried about them, that they’d get into trouble or not go to bed on time. As it turns out, we didn’t have much to worry about. We queried each of the kids separately, and this is what we learned:
- Domo found a cake mix in the gift shop. He bought it, prepared it, and baked it. He shared a piece with his sister
- Natasha found and made a package of microwave popcorn, to share with Domo. MacGyver is allergic to corn, so she didn’t offer him any.
- The three kids realized that there were two televisions in the room, so no need to argue about what to watch. Domo just meandered back and forth from room to room. They also realized that the movie “RV” was going to be over at ten, which was their bedtime. So they watched it, and went to bed.
- Before she went to bed, Natasha cleaned up the leftover pizza and put it in the fridge. She put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and washed them. When she woke up, she emptied the dishwasher and put all of the dishes back in the cupboards.
I swear, all we told them was, “Don’t fight, bedtime at ten, we’ll wake you up at seven.” Good kids they are who will represent themselves well, even when they know you’re not watching.
I think we’ll see a lot of opportunities for independence this summer, if they continue to prove to us they don’t need our supervision to make good decisions. We’ve got some good kids.