Sleepy Days Coming to an End

PIC-0227 The house is quiet…everyone’s busy doing something else.  I don’t think this has happened the entire summer.  I realized this morning that there are only two more weeks until the girls head back to school.  This is going to be grueling for them.  Last night we let them stay up until 11pm, which is unheard of in our family.  Since Rob and I have had children, an early bed time for all has been the rule.  Since Maddie and Whitney are getting older, they can handle staying up a little late because they actually sleep in a bit in the morning.  Isabelle is our sleepless wonder.  She can go for days and nights with no sleep.  It is amazing. 

How do I gear up for this early fall?  I have no idea.  I function best going to bed at 11pm and waking up at 8am.  I am not sure why the 6:30am thing is so difficult.  I strongly dislike having to wake my girls up, feed them, make sure they are clean, have their homework, library books, lunches, water bottles, gym shoes, snow boots and pants, hats, gloves, mittens, pencils, kleenex and erasers by 7am.  It’s no fun really.  How do we make this a fun and happy time?  Anyone have any ideas?  Has anyone truly had success in this area?  I would love ideas…and no, controlled substances do not count!

3 thoughts on “Sleepy Days Coming to an End

  1. Angel says:

    I found it to be a HUGE help getting things packed and laid out the night before. This was especially helpful when it came to “the clothes” issue…that way if there’s a melt down it’s done and out of the way the night before! You can even make a game out of it :]

  2. Mandy says:

    Me too. We have backpacks full of everything they’ll need, by the door the night before.
    They get up, eat, brush their teeth, put on clothes that were laid out the night before, I brush their hair & send them to the bus. It’s 25 min. total.

  3. Jenni Catron says:

    Hi Michelle. Just say on PinkHairedGirl’s site that you are headed to Gifted to Lead. I hope to meet you there!

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