Sunday, May 25, 2008

Got to get a better schedule/Questions.

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.


Danette said...

I go to bed at a decent enough time, for the most part, as do most of us in the household. Once in a while my daughter stays up a wee bit late, reading and such. And she usually is up at a decent enough time, but when she does sleep late, I let her go.

She is also realizing that if she sleeps too late, I do not go many places, because I don't want to deal with all the crowds. The early bird catches the worm. She knows that now. So either she gets up and goes with us, or I go by myself, and believe you me, she does not like missing out on being able to go somehwere.

I like a semi-schedule. Is that even a word? It is now!

Amy said...

Doesn't that just drive you crazy when people start quizzing you about HOW you homeschool!!

Freakmom said...

We're night owls too. I try to get Violet to bed early, but it never works.


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