Thursday, March 13, 2014

A "Command Centre" for the twins

Following from my previous post about enabling my children in their growth and development, we now have a "Command Centre" for them to encourage further independence and accountability.
They are already doing this at childcare so why not continue this practice at home too? Why should the rules change?
After all, they will be turning 3 next month!
Their command centre is set up right next to the sliding door that leads us to the garage. Makes sense to us because this is where we enter and exit our home as a family. (Guests use the front door)
The set up is pretty self-explanatory. Suction hooks for their backpacks and hat AND a step which also doubles as a seat for them and their sandals.
This is where they go to before we leave home and this is also the spot they return to when we get home. It works very well for us as a family and that also means, a few less "tasks" for me to undertake! It's a win-win situation. In addition, they are also responsible for filling up their drink bottles before we go out.
Some of my friends have also inquired about the contents in their backpacks - yes it is not just for show, folks! Both backpacks each contain a colouring book, a small container of dry snacks, water bottle and a wet pouch (2 spare undies and nappies - for emergencies). That means, I no longer carry any toddler stuff - they carry their own! Yay! That means, I go out with my designer tote with my toddlers in tow! Yay!


  1. Great move, mama! And well done, you two. I love the age of independence too, although it does come with its fair share of frustrations when they struggle with the tasks at hand. Enjoy these moments!

    1. Thank you and the twins THANK YOU too!

      Yes it comes with its share of resistance and one day, they are brilliant and another day, they regress. Aiyo!!!!! Children really know how to keep us on our toes! :-)

      Consistency and Persistence are my allies.