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My girls are in VBS (vacation Bible school) this week & it starts at 9am....and I can barely get them there on time!? I keep thinking, "What would I do if I had to have them at school every.single.day at 7:45am?" Call me lazy but that doesn't sound appealing to me, in the least! Hee hee.

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I agree! Swim lessons always kicks my behind. EVERY day bright and early--blech!:
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LOL Isn't that the truth!!! I can't imagine being tied to that schedule every day

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My girls are in VBS (vacation Bible school) this week & it starts at 9am....and I can barely get them there on time!? I keep thinking, "What would I do if I had to have them at school every.single.day at 7:45am?" Call me lazy but that doesn't sound appealing to me, in the least! Hee hee.
School starts that early in the states?? Wow! my boys are early risers so that would not be a problem for us but I like not having a schedule except for our own

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School starts at 7:50 for all grades but K here. They get to start at 8. But the kids are all out of school by 2:30, so I guess it works for them.

I'm an early riser, but when The Kid found out what time school started for his friends, he put that on his 'cons' list! There was no way he wanted to start that early! Yet, he has no trouble being up in time to watch a Naruto cartoon at 6:30. Crazy kid. I guess it's just the choice that makes the difference.
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School starts at 7:50 for all grades but K here. They get to start at 8. But the kids are all out of school by 2:30, so I guess it works for them.

I'm an early riser, but when The Kid found out what time school started for his friends, he put that on his 'cons' list! There was no way he wanted to start that early! Yet, he has no trouble being up in time to watch a Naruto cartoon at 6:30. Crazy kid. I guess it's just the choice that makes the difference.
That is scary early... here school starts around 845 lol and they still get out at 245ish (230 for prep and 245 for grade 1 and up I think.. no idea about senior/high school)

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I think a big part of it has to do with the lack of childcare available. Most of the adults start work at 8, so starting school just a smidge earlier lets them drop off their kids at school. There is afterschool care, but not much for before school.
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My DD has to be at camp this week at 9am. I've had a hard time getting going as well. She went last week too. I've managed - but how, I don't know. I also don't like the routine of going in and out of the building and signing her in and out. ugh. Reminds me of when she was in kindergarten. At least it's just for two weeks and not 10 months.

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My ds went to VBS. I didn't really have a hard time getting him there by 9:00, but I found having to get him there every day by 9:00 quite a drag. Usually I'm busy doing stuff by that point, but nope, I had to be taking him to VBS. Then I had to pick him up. Ugh! He had fun, though.

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I should add that we're early risers over here, too, so the 9am drop off is more of an interuption in our day. The kids are up & fed & playing by around 7:30-8ish and it's awful to have to stop them to get dressed & out the door.

DD1 went to afternoon kdg for about a week last year before we started hs'ing & it took it all out of me to get her to there by noon. I guess it's just the "every day" thing!?

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My girls are in VBS (vacation Bible school) this week & it starts at 9am....and I can barely get them there on time!? I keep thinking, "What would I do if I had to have them at school every.single.day at 7:45am?" Call me lazy but that doesn't sound appealing to me, in the least! Hee hee.
It isn't appealing! I had to wake my son (age 13.5) up at 8:00 for 2 weeks (for a program he chose-imagine how awful it would be if he didn't want to go?) and it was not pleasant. He would pull the covers over his head and grunt at me. It usually took 3 or 4 tries to get him up and about. I would throw food at him and he would eat in the car.

Kids his age have to be waiting for the bus at 7:25 in this area

If you asked DS why he HSed one of his big reasons would be because he likes to sleep in the morning.
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This is like reason #1 for me! I am not an early riser and apparently my girls are not either. They rather enjoy sleeping until 8:30ish. We had one week of day camp a month ago where dd had to be there at 7:30 every day and we were all completely exhausted at the end of the week. We've had swim class at 9:30, Mon-Thurs. for the past month and it's been a struggle to get there on time, but not impossible. 7:30 or 8 though is just insanely early to have 3 kids somewhere on time.

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Tell me about it. We are late to HS coop at least most every time. It starts at 9 too. My kids are usually still asleep at about 8:30 and I have to put them in the car with pj's on.
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It's funny how those schedules can be so routine for some. We are early risers but I still don't want to HAVE to be out of the house that early.

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My son is in a half day preschool (afternoons) and I am late getting him there for that! LOL and it starts at 12:00pm. I think you homeschoolers are on to something

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Tell me about it. We are late to HS coop at least most every time. It starts at 9 too. My kids are usually still asleep at about 8:30 and I have to put them in the car with pj's on.
Our coop is in the afternoon, and coop ballet and park playdates are in the morning, but not until 10:00. But even so, most of the homeschoolers are late, it's pretty much expected I think. I mean, really, only having 3 children as a homeschooler is rare, most have more than that. How can you expect anyone with 3+ children to ever be anywhere on time?

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We have been going to the summer movie camp on Wednesdays. It is a serious struggle to be there by 10:00. That is just one day a week. There is no way I could be up that early every day.

I was talking to someone today about how hard it is to function the first 10 days or so after my chemo treatments. I said that my son wtches a lot of tv during that week. She asked me why I didn't enroll him in the town's summer camp program. But there is no way I could be up and get him to the program by 9:00 every single day. So for one week out of every three, he gets lots of extra tv time. We are not morning people.

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We only do VBS programs that are offered in the afternoon, for this reason. My kids are usually out of bed in time, but they are accustomed to our cuddle time. We slowly start our days!
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