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My clock isn't working

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's only been two days of school for the kid, but a pattern is emerging: her soccer ends at 6 pm, then shower and dinner and homework, which is done by midnight. She's taking two college level courses this year and there is already a ridiculous amount of homework. She is a little nervous about these tougher courses, so asks me questions throughout the night. Sometimes to check her answers, and sometimes just to witness her thought process.

After I tuck her in to bed, then I start on *my* homework. Last night I went to bed at 5 am; the night before it was 4 am. I was *so* tired by dinner time today that I took a couple of cat naps tonight, during lulls in the kid's homework questions. Another benefit of the napping - no temptation to snack!

And now it's midnight, the kid is in bed again, and I am trying to decide whether to get some work done in preparation for tomorrow, or to drag my butt onto the treadmill. I'm thinking treadmill - my brain is pretty tired, and I need to wear out the body a little so that it will want to sleep at a reasonable hour. Reasonable being relative; if I get to bed before 3 am, I am going to consider that a victory.

So my circadian rhythm is completely messed up right now. I have a bad feeling about tomorrow since the kid has a soccer game tomorrow evening, which will push both our schedules even later into the night. We already can't wait until the weekend, when we can try to get back to normal hours!
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  • no profile photo CD1338628
    Wow! I feel drained on the nights I work until midnight. I don't think I'd function with a 4am bed time... Bless you!!
    2064 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Oh dear, Bemused. What a hard schedule! I could not function on so little sleep. But I have a feeling that things will get better as you get farther into the school year. Your daughter will get used to the homework, start to understand the material better, and maybe not need to ask so many questions. I've done this kind of marathon homework-helping duty, but I could not sustain that over a period of many days in a row. It is fulfilling, though, isn't it, when they start to be able to do very well on their own what you've been trying to teach them? I sat with both daughters so many hours to try to help them with their writing assignments. As for math and science, they were totally on their own, as my husband never had time to help them and I'm beyond incompetent in those areas. I have a feeling you could help your daughter in any subject!

    What an attitude you have, Bemused! Thinking of dragging yourself onto the treadmill at a time like this!
    2064 days ago
  • VANILLASKY15
    Sounds Really tough. Not getting enough sleep will make you sick. Be careful.
    2064 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day
    2064 days ago
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