Tonight DD9 says to me "I think I should go to bed at 8:30 tonight instead of 9:00. I was really tired this morning, and you know how long it takes me to fall asleep. Actually, you know what? Maybe I should go to bed at 8:00. If I do, can you wake me up at 6:00 so that I'm wide awake for school?" (which starts at 8:47)

Wow. Can you say "executive function development" ? smile smile smile

(you'd have to know both my erratic, impulse-driven kids to understand how freaking AMAZING this is)