As I mentioned in my last post, my kids go back to school in September -- two weeks from today! While we're soaking up our last two weeks of summer, it's time to start getting ready for our school year routine. The school supplies have been puchased, sorted, and labeled. The main thing we have to do now is to get our sleep/wake cycles back to normal.
When our kids were younger, summer just meant living the same routine in a warmer climate. Now that they're older (Third Grade, Fifth Grade, and Seventh Grade), they can stay up later and they sleep in longer. (That SO did not happen when they were younger. If they stayed up late, they didn't sleep in, and the following day would be full of tears and frustration.)(They didn't handle it well either.)
As we near the start of the school year, we start moving bedtime back by fifteen minutes every day or two, so that when school starts, 8 p.m. is lights out instead of 10 p.m. I've also started meal planning again, which makes me feel more in control of our day and helps us eat more veggies and less chips.
What do you do to get back into your back-to-school routine?