Originally Posted by Neera
Just wondering what you meant by "first" and "8?" Did you mean first grade and age 8?
first grade at 8 am at age 6. if we were in any other state because of the cut off she would have started K at 6.
however given a choice she'd rather choose school starting at 10 am and ending at 4 even in 3rd grade. we wake up quite a bit early because she also does not like being rushed. somedays we go to bed at 7 pm to read or sew or write in bed. for instance today we've been in bed since 6 pm because dd was having a hard day. even though fridays and saturdays are our midnight days, dd's been having a hard time lately because of mood swings. so i just held her and let her cry and snuggled and then sat up and read and joked and chatted. i went to bed earlier than her. she went off to hang out with our roommate and have dessert with him.
so what i am saying is that dd has no choice but to be at school at 8. she gets up around 5:30 - 6 am since she has to leave the house by 7 am.
it does not change that she is a night owl.