During the first week of school we had to wake up at 5.30am everyday. On this 2nd week, it is 5.50am. With no afternoon naps and a full day of school, they both look really tired by evening with bags under their eyes and red eyes.
So our new schedule now is to have lights off at 8.30pm every day. We have dinner around 7pm till 8pm. That means right after dinner they have to start getting ready for bed. Sometimes if daddy comes home late from work, he has just enough time to have a short chat with them about school before saying goodnight to them.
I am glad I am home. Otherwise, I will have to do the same as daddy that is have time to say a few words before saying goodnight. That would mean missing a big chunk of their day.
As for me, I used to be a night owl who loves to sleep after 12am. 2am, 3am etc is no problem to me and I love to snooze in the morning. Now that I have to get up before 6am, by 9pm I am zonked out together with the kids as well giving me just enough time to exchange a few words with daddy about our day. I am glad we have email and sms. Otherwise we won't have enough time to chat.
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