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Definitely more sleep. I would put him to bed as early as you need to so you don't have to wake him in the morning (so he is waking naturally/on his own with enough time for you/him to get ready).
My DS (6.5) goes to bed by 7:30pm, and wakes on his own btwn 6-6:30am.
DD (4) still takes a nap some days and goes to bed between 7-8pm typically, and wakes at 6:30-7am. On days that she naps for 1-2 hours in the afternoon, bedtime is still no later than 8:30pm.
Putting him to be any earlier than 8pm leaves almost no time for us to spend together one-on-one or family. I don't get home with him from pre-school until 6:15 sometimes 6:30. Then it's dinner (family time), bathtime and then that would leave very little play time. I'm a full time, WOHM, so my time alone with him is precious. Sure, there are the weekends, but we all know how those fly by.
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