First full week of kindergarten - exhausting.
Aside from the sobbing* on Monday and Tuesday mornings, Rio has done great. She is so excited at the end of the day and already seems to be learning so much. She is adapting pretty well to not napping, although there are far more meltdowns than ever before - to be expected. She has watched more TV after school this week than she has watched in her entire life. I know she'll need some time to get used to this tiring new routine so I'm dealing with it for now.
The boys are doing pretty well with it too. They nap earlier now (down by 12) as they need to be up by 2:30 to get Rio. They too are little bears around dinner time but adjusting like their sister.
7pm cannot come fast enough. The boys start to melt down around 6:45 and Rio is chomping at the bit to be in bed the minute the boys are done. I have to say that the lack of nap sure makes her bedtime a breeze.
We have a new found freedom come 7:30pm when ALL THREE KIDS** are asleep! That said, I don't know what to do with it other than go to bed early because I too am exhausted.
Rio's district has their first professional day on Monday, so a nice long weekend to relax. I know in the coming weeks we'll all get used to this routine and will have more energy...just as we're ready to leave for Mexico and screw it all up again!
*Mostly Rio, only a little bit me.
**Wishful thinking - Asher cannot be trusted to sleep these days. Some nights up until 11pm, others he sleeps right away and then is up for the day at 3:30 am. Usually it's every third night, giving himself two nights in between to catch up.