We've got to get into the habit of going to bed earlier. We've gotten worse and worse and now we start going to bed around 11:00ish. It starts with putting the dogs out and finishing whatever we're doing. We congregate in my bedroom. Then we listen to whatever book we're reading (we've been doing audio books lately) and then when it's done and it's actually time to sleep, the kids start procrastinating about it. My daughter will start a beading project while listening to the book and want to finish it, or my son will start playing a game of some sort or start reading something else and we'll usually actually get to sleep around 12:00, 12:30 or even 1:00 a.m. Then the next morning, I'll let them sleep in a little bit because they need sleep, right? Every week new studies come out about how not sleeping causes obesity and heart disease and everything else. Today, we're going to church so I'm going to wake them at 8:30. Then tonight maybe we'll get to bed earlier!
We went to drop some things off at a consignment store the other day and I guess the workers in there were bored because they started asking my kids tons of questions about school. It started with "I bet you can't wait to get out of school, can you?" Then "When do you get out?" and "What school do you go to?". At this point, I admitted that we homeschool. Then, after a stunned silence the questions began again. "So is your teacher hard to get along with?", "Do you get up early?" and then to me "What kind of testing to you have to do?" "Do you have to have a teaching degree?" etc. Whew.