Re: sleep. I'm pretty aware that I am cutting it close in getting the kids enough sleep. They have to be up and moving by 6:30 to get to school on time and bedtime for DD (7) is currently 8:30 and DS (10) is 9. Both kids need to be woken up most mornings, so I figure that they probably really aren't getting as much sleep as would be optimal. Right now its almost always closer to 9 by the time DD lays down, which of course also delays bedtime for DS as well.
Dinner is based on when everyone does/can get home from work, activities etc. and not very easy to change the schedule on. I am pretty good at quick dinners and/or crockpot options, so its not a matter of lots of cooking making dinner later than it has to be.
She's never been much of a breakfast eater, has morning snack and lunch at school, and they are welcome to snack on whatever when they are home -- mostly I keep pretty healthy stuff around. Since starting medication more and more of her lunch is coming home uneaten, unfortunately. Generally by 6-ish I request that snacks be things I would put on the dinner table and she tends towards veggies at that point.
She is definitely a grazer and always has been. I know this is healthier than big meals, I just wish that when I asked her to take her shower I didn't always hear "But I'm still eating". Sigh. I guess I should probably just keep repeating "This too shall pass". I'm not sure why I thought we'd be past "challenges" once they moved to school age.
Hm... I wonder if the answer isn't to move shower up so at least that is done when she goes into snack mode? Though that would take away the time she and DS tend to play together... How is it that the schedule for 2 kids can be so complex?