With the kids going back to school we sat down and worked up their new schedule. They have to get up super early this week and next in order to commute to school--but starting the Tuesday after Labor Day they will actually be in their new home and able to take the bus. This is still earlier than last year but not nearly as early as they have to get up now.
So we are going to wait to get in the new house to begin our new "Evening Routine". That is---7:00 p.m. showers, teeth brushed, jammies and a 5 minute tidy of their bedroom--then--it's pile into bed with mom time to read books. We are going to start with a book that Aunt Sherri mentioned when they were visiting. It's a nice long chapter book--something the kids can look forward too at the end of the day.
After 10 or 15 minutes of reading--it's off to bed, by 8:00 p.m. My kids are still not happy with the 8 o'clock bedtime--but I'm hoping the warm shower and reading before hand gets them to change their mind! We'll see!!