This week was Amanda's first week at the regular school. Hmmmm, it was tough to write something about it as it looked like it was an ordinary day for Amanda.
With the effort we put in her summer school, it was a breeze going through her first day as she's familiar with the teachers, the school and even had two of her summer school classmates in the class as well.
Well, that was what I thought until I remembered how our day started.
Amanda slept too late last Sunday such that she went to bed by almost 12. So the result was, a cranky baby that was difficult to wake up. It took us about an hour before she totally get her senses up and another 15 minutes to broker a deal for her to take a bath. We ended up leaving the house by 7:50 and it's quite impossible to get in by 8 with the normal travel time of 15 minutes.
Good thing we were still able to make it on time... it seems Teacher Euke knows that it's going to be tough for parents to prepare their kids on the first day.
The next day was a bit more difficult... an adjusting body clock plus a rainy bed weather equals to a more challenging morning routine of waking up. Then the haggle for taking a bath continues...
Good thing there was an Independence Day break so we were able to set things straight for now and for the first time this week we were not late. Yey! Bad news, we're going on a weekend break again. Hopefully she could still get the momentum to wake up early on Monday.
"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise" by Ben Franklin... while researching for a way to resolve our daily waking up issues, I found an article about an advocacy in the US to move the time of their classes no earlier than 8:30am. Studies show that for teens, the biological pattern is to have their body wake up later in the morning so forcing their bodies to wake up earlier will not be beneficial. I'm wondering if this is similar to our pre school toddlers. So for us, it's either I persuade Amanda's school to change their schedule and convince her elementary, high school and college to do the same. Or stick to what Ben said and just adjust our sleeping habit so we can wake up earlier the following morning. Unless I become the DepEd secretary, I think our only choice for now will be the latter :)
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