Thank you, teachers, for connecting a diverse group of kids together in a classroom where they must bump up against challenges, explore who they are, and get better at things. I could never do all of this in my home as well as you do it in the classroom.
Praise the cosmos!! Bedtime becomes exponentially easier when the rays of the sun are not still shooting into your child’s eyeballs at 7:30 pm.
NOTE: Overtired kids have a harder time with bedtime. When my kiddos are overtired or over stimulated they draw bedtime out dramatically: tantrums, repetitively whining "I’mmmmm nooooooot tiiiiiiiirred", always wanting one more book, floppy giggling (that can be perceived as cute early on) and other finely tuned stalling tactics.
) quickly followed by some nourishment. Food helps our bodies wake up.