Drop Off/Pickup exchamge, age appropriate expectations?
Not sure how to word this necessarily, but looking on age appropriate drop off/pick up procedures.
Right now, when SK is dropped off or picked up, one of the parents (step or bio) walks her to the door and does the hand off.
This is becoming increasingly difficult as I have a small child with one on the way, to rally 2 other children in the car to go stand at the doorstep for a few minutes while she makes their way in the house. I feel like we're getting to the age now where SK can go up to the door and either ring and wait or let herself in, and any pertinent info can be texted to BM or her stepdad and vice versa.
(the alternative "argument" is that I CAN leave the car running with 2 kids in it, it's more a matter of when BM or BMs husband drops her off at our house, instead of her just coming in when arriving, I need to drop what I'm doing to go greet and chat for a minute when I've got young kids that need constant attention)
However; I think I am the only one out of the 4 parents/step-parents that thinks we're at the age already. She is elementary aged (8) for reference, old enough to certainly walk from the car to the door, in my opinion.