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!