My little guy is sick. First week of school and he missed day #4 (Friday). Welcome back to the school year.
Any parent hates when their little one is miserable. My youngest is one to get up and play & be cheerful anyway, even if he is sick, but he did a LOT of sleeping this time. In fact, he's sleeping right now. His fever's gone though, and he was up and at 'em for a bit today, so he's going to be okay.
My bedtime routine has been the same for a very long time...On weekdays I go to sleep around 8:30-9'ish and get up at 3 or 3:30 in the morning. I thought it was just always going to be that way, but lately I've been staying up late and not getting up until 5:30-6. It makes it feel like I'm missing out on precious productive time, but I just cannot get to sleep early. I'm not a bit tired. I guess it's staying up late with my teen all summer that did me in. Whether I go back to regular sleeping habits or not, I'll adjust.
My daughter opted out of band this year (GASP), and is enjoying her first year of high school without a rigorous schedule and practice time. I tried to talk her into staying (band gets exciting in high school & you get to take awesome field trips), but she's just not interested, so that's that... I'm encouraging her to find something else she likes. It's nice to be actively involved with things going on in your high school. It makes the experience more meaningful, I think.
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