At what age did you start making your kids get up and get ready for school on their own? ETA!
My oldest is 12, and my second is 9. I still set my alarm, get up, get their clothes out of the clothset, toss the clothes at them while telling them to get up, then go pour their cerial, then pack their lunches. At what age did you stop doing this?
Edit: Last night I picked out their clothes ahead of time, packed their lunches and put them in the fridge, and set the alarm and put it in THEIR room instead of mine, and told them they needed to be a big boy and girl and get up and get ready on their own in the morning, and that I would try to get up to at least keep them company if the baby wasn't being nursed at the time.
After the alarm went off, ds knocked on my door, and I got up, but then the baby started crying, so I got back in bed and nursed her back to sleep while the kids were getting ready. I heard them getting their own cerial and brushing their own teeth, etc... THen, finally the baby was in a deep enough sleep thta I could get up right before they left. Dd, of course, had not brushed her hair, so I told her to do that, then I reminded them they had to be out the door by 7:10. The bus stop is at the end of our (LONG) driveway, and I usually drive them there and sit with them to wait for the bus, but I think when the weather is good they really ought to be able to do that themselves. It was 70 degrees or so here this morning. They did pretty good. :)