If I were to make a Venn diagram of my kids and the choices they made without asking me this morning, the circles would overlap for Ian and Clara reading books and for Clara and Simon eating cookies for breakfast. And I think all of that is nothing but winning: Ian, Clara, Simon? Win! Win! Win! Reading books on their own? Win! Eating cookies for breakfast? Yeah, that too: Win! Mornings can be so, so hard, and we’ve tried to implement a few things to make mornings easier for now: not picking fights about breakfast, hot lunch for everybody, and teaching Simon to brew coffee are my current faves.