Mom (a pseudonym; it’s not my actual mother) once gave me the excellent idea for celebrating Kid’s birthday by making a declaration of the new Rights and Responsibilities that come with being each age. Since then, we’ve made good use of this tool, giving him responsibility for making his own bed, pick his own clothes, etc., and giving him exciting rights like choosing family activities on the weekend. We make up a fancy certificate and hang it up on his wall.
It’s that time again, and I’m down one right, after being called out by both Mom and Husband for putting “serve your own breakfast” into the rights column. Any ideas for a 6 year old?