Tuesday, September 26, 2006

DK is tough!

Halle is in DK this year and the schedule is challenging for her (and me- I forgot to send her to school a day last week! For some reason I was thinking she had it the next day and then I get a call from school asking me to excuse her absence. Talk about feeling like a blonde mother!)Back to the main story.... As you all know we struggle with bedtime with her. School is totally exhausting her and she fell asleep on the bus coming home yesterday. The problem is any nap at all and she won't go to sleep at night. I can't let her sleep when she gets home or it's all over at bedtime. She seems to get her 2nd, 3rd, and 4th winds at about 5:30 and then she doesn't get tired again until 9:30-10:00 and it's a fight to get her to sleep. She has school every other day so it's really messing us up.
On the days that she doesn't have school she sleeps till about 8:00 and then she's ready for the day. I just feel like I can't get a schedule down for her because of not having school every day.
Anyone else gone through this and have any suggestions for me- neither of my other kids did this to me!
I would really appreciate any hints anyone has!!!


Laura said...

What a neglectful mother! I laughed so hard imagining you getting a call wondering why your daughter wasn't in school! Isn't there a word for the crime of not having your children in school? I can't think of it but it starts with an N. Hope things get better!

Terri said...

I'm thinking that you have to get her up early every day (normal school time) even when she doesn't have school. This may include having her up at 6:00.

Anonymous said...

I think the word Laura is thinking of is truancy. I hope you don't get in trouble because of this!!! I think Terri may be right. (It hurts to type that) Maybe if you get her up early every day she will be on more of a regular schedule. I'm sorry - You know I wouldn't want to do that either! Mari

Brenda said...

I know my two little ones are up every day at the same time as the older kids and that helps us a lot with the bedtime. I don't know if that will help Halle but it works in our house.