Alix is travelling (to exotic Tulsa, OK), so it's just the kids and I in the morning. While sometimes this can be complicated and stress-inducing, today was super easy.
Max woke up around 7am, and Max and I managed to have breakfast while Kira was still sleeping. When Kira woke up, Max and I went upstairs and I was able to get both kids dressed and changed. Back downstairs, Max quietly read books to himself while Kira had breakfast (and I kept her company at the table).
After breakfast, Kira came upstairs with me and read books on our bed while I took a shower and got dressed, and Max came upstairs when I called for him and happily brushed his teeth while I brushed Kira's.
Max and I got out the door a little later than I had hoped, but he did some excellent walking and we got to the bus stop just in time to catch the [very crowded] bus.
Thanks, Max and Kira!