I don't want to jinx it and I don't want to seem like I'm bragging but.....
...this whole "teaching them to be more responsible" thing paid off today in a big, unexpected way.
First off, Kelton is feeling better but since he hasn't been fever free for 24 hours, he was still home from school today. When it was time to go pick up Kaylen, I left Kelton here (it's about 12-15 minutes and, in my parental opinion, he is old enough to handle that long). When I got back, he was unloading the dryer. He looked at me and said "The kitchen floor is wet, be careful."
My almost 9 year old son swept and mopped the kitchen floor, unloaded the dryer, folded AND put away laundry.
I am so darn proud of him! Way to go, Kelton!!!