Emma starts kindergarten in exactly 15 days. I've read many a blog these days of mother's lamenting their babies going off to school, growing up too fast, getting too old, blah blah blah. I'm not overly sentimental about sending her off; rather I'm looking forward to some time without her. But do you know what time I have to send her off?? The bus will pick her up across the street at 7:27 am. Did you see the average waking time above? Yeah, things are going to have to change in the next two weeks if she is going to get on the bus 1. On time 2. Dressed and 3. Hopefully fed.
So in my parental wisdom, we are trying to get to bed earlier in anticipation of having to wake up earlier for school (in 15 days). This week we are working on the getting to bed earlier part. Last night was day one of "Operation GTBE" (go to bed early). How did it go? I was telling Emma her last good-nights at 9:10 pm last night. Not too early, eh? Its a work in progress. I'm shooting for light's out at 9 pm tonight.
If you happen to be on our street at 7:27 am once school starts, I'll be easy to spot. I'll be the mom in her pajamas and glasses, yawning and holding my cup of coffee. "Bye bye, honey! Have fun at school! Mommy's going back to bed!"