I feel when I sleep late, our days get started wrong and the kids end up in PJs until noon. We're not eating breakfast until 10 and it is just so....wonky.
But that's not normal. Usually I don't sleep late...but I'm not waking up early.
So, tell me, what time do you wake up? What do you do in the morning? Is it working for you?
On days when I wake up on my own, usually between 6:30 and 6:45. I have an earlier alarm two days a week for school (mine, not the kids).
DH usually gets up around 7:30ish.
The kids usually wake up on their own around 8:00. Breakfast at 10:00 is definitely not unheard of, and it's fairly common for them to be in PJs until shortly before we leave the house, whatever time that ends up being.
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
I start schooling between 8:30-9am, depending on how organized I was the night before. We take a short break every 45 mins or so and we're usually done by 11:30 or noon. If we're not, we spend an hour after lunch while the younger kids are napping.
However, I'm re-eval'ing this whole thing b/c my son is terribly lost without structure in the afternoon and he mopes around asking for nothing but computer time and video games, which I will not give him in mass doses every single day! So I'm thinking I might either switch some smaller subject material to after lunch so he's getting some of my attention, or perhaps add some "required" reading material or online learning opportunities on a daily basis.
My reality is different. The 2 year old is going through a reeeeeally difficult period and not sleeping well at night. So, I crawl out of bed at 7:30 and the kids have been up since 6:30 with my husband.
I have gotten much better about enforcing a better schedule. We are done with breakfast, dressed, hair brushed and ready to start schoolish stuff by 9am. We spend an hour or two, have lunch, then head out for a swim/playground/library/etc.
The days we hang out in pjs till lunch are lovely, but end up being a mellow day off since I can never get any meaningful work done in the afternoon.
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Sometimes I think I should be waking up early and I really do try, but I tend to spend time with my older children once my 4 year old goes to bed. Then we stay up late watching a show, talking, or playing games. Its hard to do that with a very overactive high needs little one is around. So for now, it works for us.
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I like it when we can snuggle in my bed for awhile before getting up. I keep DDs library books next to my bed and we read at least one book, often several before we start our morning routine.
I'd be miserable if we had to rush every morning.
There's no way for me to sleep if DD is awake and she rarely sleeps past 7 so we really don't have any worries about oversleeping around here!
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That aside, my husband leaves for work at 7 so if I want to shower before he leaves, I have to get up by 6:30. My oldest sleeps the latest, but we try to start school by 8 (sometimes earlier, sometimes later) so we're doing by 11:00.
I would rather wake earlier but I am a night owl and it just doesn't work. Except in summer. I can hardly ever sleep past 5 am then.
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Jessica, wife of Marc and Momma to Nikolai (10) and Nathaniel (9) and Olivia (3).
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My whole family goes to bed late, and I read aloud until 10pm. My daughter wakes up anywhere from 7:30-8:30am.
I have no schedule and would love to try harder on that this year. But I doubt I will be able to get to sleep earlier than 1am, so I'm fine with getting up at 8-9am.
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As you can see from the 5AM post time I am up pretty late each night as I also work from home. We don't really have a schedule before 5pm each day because we have alot to do for our business, but we always manage to get something done with the kids before 5 by working around any appointment times and we catch up with the rest in the evening. I LOVE the flexibility in our household and feel like it saves us so much stress. Bedtime for the kids is the only thing we have set in stone.
I can't see myself ever waking them to start our day. Sleep is so important. Part of the reason I homeschool is so they can get all the sleep they need when they need it (really, seriously).
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I am usually up about 5am, along with DS (he takes a late morning nap which works great for us because it gives us some quiet time for lessons without an almost 2yo creating havoc).
The girls are usually up between 6 and 6:30. The 6yo plays with Ted while I run and shower, and the 9 yo reads in bed for a while. DH leaves about 7 am. We have breakfast at 7:30 and start lessons right away. We are done with most things by lunch, and have the afternoons for art, science, nature study, music practice and other activities.
This schedule works great for us. Morning is definitely the best time for academic work for my children, and we all like having flexible afternoons.
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