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August 6, 2007

Our Internal Clocks Are Out Partying.

We are in a bad, bad place.

We are all night owls. Every single one of us. We only play regular people during the school year, so that we can 1) get to activities more or less on time and appearing awake and alert, and 2) respond to knocks on the front door at 10:30 am without having to scramble for clothing. We also don't want to do school work in the evenings, so if we want to do our work, we have to get up in the morning and get going.

But left to our own devices, there's not a single person in this family who wouldn't stay awake until 1 am (or later), and get up around 10, or later; even the one who has to actually go to work in the morning. This a bad thing. Not having to get up at a predetermined hour is one of the perks of homeschooling, yes, but this is ridiculous. I suppose if we were staying up until all hours doing algebra and reading literature, that would be just fine. But we're, um, not.

That's where we are now. I'm trying to move our schedules back to something approaching "normal," but it's quite a struggle. I could really use an end to Daylight Savings Time right now.

Posted by lynx at August 6, 2007 9:30 AM

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Oh, you are SINGING my tune! LOL At least our "money maker" is an early bird so he gets up early...the rest of us are just like what you described.

I did get my little guy to sleep between 9:30-10 last night...now I need to get the older and myself moved back a bit.

Posted by: Pensguys at August 6, 2007 1:26 PM

Oh, we're in a similar boat here right now. RegularDad's work schedule is quite erratic right now. Tonight, for example, he's working until 3:00 am. And I'm staying up way too late "waiting" for him. And the worst part is, the kids still wake up early in the morning. This has been going on for days now. Urgh, I'm tired and looking forward to the end of RegularDad's crazy work schedule.

Hope you all get back on track. :)

Posted by: RegularMom at August 18, 2007 11:28 PM

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