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What time is bedtime for your first grader?

  1. MrsSRS

    nectarine / 2987 posts

    @ALV91711: this year we get home at 4:30 and it is AMAZING. Last year we got home at 5:45. It was incredibly, incredibly difficult. Especially as a single parent. But we don't have much wiggle because we leave at 6:40 every morning, so I'm up before 5:30 and the kids have to get up at 6.

  2. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @MrsSRS: getting home at 4:30 would be awesome! That is a pretty early day though.

  3. hellobeeboston

    honeydew / 7235 posts

    I'm trying to pull back from the later summer bedtime, but we try to head up at 8 and be asleep by 8:30... i'd love bedtime to be right at 8, but it's a struggle when we get home at 6 after sports and work to do dinner and get some time to hang out.

  4. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @hellobeeboston: I’m worried about the time crunch in the evening. I go back to work tomorrow. So far 7:30 has been doable since I’m home to get dinner ready early. Tomorrow we’ll all be home by about 5. Got to have dinner, get the baby to bed then get DS1 to bed. Going to be interesting.

  5. Alba4

    nectarine / 2951 posts

    My first grader is in bed with lights out between 8:15 and 8:30. I’d love to get him into bed much earlier, but it’s really hard. Plus he has soccer practice until 7:30 one night per week (wtf).

  6. shabang

    apricot / 370 posts

    I don't know how you all do it! Sometimes my 1st grader and preschooler are in bed by 9, but not always. Everyone is out the door by 7am, but they probably only get up about 15 min before that. I get home with the kids by about 5:45, my husband around 6:45, but we're barely getting dinner together and eaten before 7:30, much less baths/showers and bed.

  7. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @Alba4: that is a late practice!

    @shabang: I’ve been going to bed at 9 most nights! Lol! DS1 gets a shower every other night and the baby gets 1-2 baths a week. The evenings are rushed but we try to make the best of it.

  8. Anagram

    eggplant / 11716 posts

    My kids adjusted right back into school schedule. They are in bed by 7:50 and usually totally asleep by 8. Tonight I had to work really late (I'm still here actually--UGH) and I called around 7:45 to say goodnight and my husband said they were already asleep!

    My 4 year old is still waking around 6-6:10 each morning. The 6 year old sleeps till around 6:30-6:40. They both have really busy schedules this year, so I think they are tuckered out between school, and dance/soccer/gymnastics/theater/chess after school.

  9. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @Anagram: The first week DS woke up early every day, probably because he was excited. Now I have to wake him most days at 6:30. He’s in bed about 7:30 and most nights asleep right away.

  10. shabang

    apricot / 370 posts

    Yeah, we both fall asleep with the kids (me with the baby, him with the 3yo/6yo). Just can't seem to make the weekday evenings anything but a mad rush!

  11. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @shabang: it is so crazy & hectic. I’m sure as they get older and they can do more for themselves it will get a little less crazy.

  12. Beebeeholiday

    olive / 74 posts

    My kindergartener and 2nd grader both go to bed at 8. They wake up at 7:15.

  13. ALV91711

    pomelo / 5621 posts

    @Beebeeholiday: I wish we could sleep that late in the morning, we leave about 7:15.


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