At 3:45 this morning, Daughter entered my bedroom. "Guess what, Mom, I'm up before the alarm and I was completely dry!" I think I said that was wonderful before I asked her the time and informed her she wasn't allowed to speak to me again until my alarm went off at 5:30. There was no snoozing this morning, as she was standing at the side of my bed staring at me as soon as the alarm went off.
Getting up and ready on time, needs rewarding, so I opened a chocolate muffin mix and made them for breakfast. She put away the clean dishes and made our lunches while I fixed breakfast. She took our things out to the car while I cleaned up after breakfast and started the dishwasher. When we finally drove out of the driveway, she did a dance, singing, "I did it. I did it. I did it."
When we got to the church at 7:00, I grabbed my ipod and headed the sanctuary to walk while I listened to a sermon podcast. Daughter got my computer out of my briefcase and set it up. She said, "This is the beginning of a New Year and I'm going to make it a good one." That works for me.
As I was writing this, Daughter fell down the stairs on her way to her program. Taking her for x-rays of her right knee and ankle. Sigh.