All these back to school posts and it makes me - 2nd Update because y'all are CRAZY!
Schools losing children.
Parents having schools give give them problems with enrollment.
School supply/clothes stress.
Getting up super early.
Missing the bus.
Food allergies and school lunches.
It makes me grateful we decided to homeschool. We get up and eat breakfast. Around 10 or 11 we get the kids started with school. Eat lunch around 1-2. Play outside after lunch. We do an hour or so more of school later.
I can't fathom the stress of trying to get 5 of mine ready early in the morning. You ladies who can do this 5 days a week for an entire school year are amazing! I'd be a sleep deprived nervous wreck! LOL! Even having everything out the night before, I have trouble getting my family ready once a week for church.
I never thought this would turn into a big debate over what time I woke up vs what time we (the kids) eat breakfast.
My kids eat breakfast between 10 and 11. I get up out if bed at 8 am. My baby wakes up at 7:15, so I nurse her until 8. We all get up, then I get started on breakfast. They don't eat the exact moment we get up. I have 8 children. It takes me a while to cook a meal for 7 children, while keeping baby happy.
I know. I worded my OP badly. I'm mobile. My screen is this >< big. I didn't feel like typing every minuscule detail out. It wasn't about my schedule, as much as just saying that mothers who can get their kids up and out by 7 am every single day amaze me.