For the first time ever we left our kids home alone. I am not sure what the law says about this, but I used to watch my baby sister when I was in first and second grade. Not ideal, but I figure six and fourth graders can probably stay home a couple of hours with relative safety. I mean, their public school counterparts are likely coming home from school to empty houses, right?
Anyhow, we thought our kids would do pretty well, so my husband and I went on a much, much, much needed date. They did very well. They called several times, which I appreciated as evidence that they would ask for help if a problem arose. They got along and didn’t destroy anything, so I think we have success and a viable option for the occasional day-date when we need one.
I must confess that during the writing of this post, I had to go finish a puppy-poo clean-up that happened while we were out. I hadn’t realized that the fact that it is I who usually cleans would prevent my kids from knowing what it mean to clean up puppy-poo. They thought that you spray it, cover it with a towel and walk away. Then I guess the carpet would magically de-poo itself. Yeah, well, that would certainly be nice!
Maybe my kids would think I am pretty neat if they knew just what I do!