Whenever I speak with the parents of really young kids, they almost always comment on “how lucky” I am that I don’t have to change diapers anymore or do any number of assorted tasks related to having really little ones. In an attempt to be encouraging, I say things like, “Don’t worry, your kids will gradually become more and more self-sufficient as they grow. In fact, once they can make their own breakfast in the morning, you’re on your way!” (That’s when whomever I’m talking to usually sighs as their eyes glaze over at the happy thought of what I said.)
It was a huge milestone in this house, when my boys could assemble a bowl of cereal (okay, or grab a Pop Tart) for themselves. HUGE. It was the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. I thought that was the greatest. As it turns out, I was wrong.
Another milestone presented itself to me–quite unexpectedly–today, however, one that makes me very, very happy. Forget that nonsense about how great it is when your kids can make their own breakfast…
…because when you’ve got kids who can make their own calls to tech support? Wow. That’s really something, you know?
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