Whew! We are back from our weekend in the North Carolina mountains. I will post a few pics. tomorrow. Although we have settled down from our travels while my daughter was out of school, we have traded one type of busyness for another. Rachel started back to school today, so last night was all about getting lunch made, checking her backpack and folders to make sure all was ready for school, and of course, going to bed at a reasonable time.
That is always the hardest part here for us. My daughter’s internal clock is like her father’s. I am the lone morning person in this household. They are both night owls. Getting Rachel to bed at a reasonable hour so that she can get enough sleep to make it through school without feeling really tired is an ongoing struggle we have. It isn’t that she is difficult about going to bed. She doesn’t fight with us or throw tantrums or anything like that. Poor thing. She just can’t go to sleep. It’s actually quite frustrating for her.
Thank goodness she can read really well now. We now let her do what my husband and I sometimes like to do before bed. Read. We set a timer for 15 minutes and tell her it is lights out after that. Still, she often comes out after a bit still awake. I ache for her because there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do. Her natural body rhythm just isn’t set to the clock necessary for going to school. Oh well. Hopefully, we will figure it out at some point.
If anyone out there has suggestions to help us in this process, I am certainly open.