It's weird to be three weeks into the school year before the Labor Day holiday.
Circadian rhythms change in the teen years, which is why my former early riser now wants to sleep until noon and is wide awake at midnight. The smart thing would be to start high school classes around 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. I realize this isn't practical for their parents, who have to be at work early -- but it would definitely be better for my kid.
And this year, she has a 0 period. So instead of the 7:50 a.m. start we're accustomed to, I need to get her to the school by 6:50... which means we leave the house at 6:20... which means she has to be out of bed by 5:30...
...and so do I.
I don't know who hates the 0 period more; she or I.
Today was the start of a four-day weekend, and we took advantage of it in the best possible way... by sleeping in.