I don't know how the other kids do it! Practicing sports so late, then waking up at the crack of dawn and being expected to function at school all day long.
Ryan is starting his first season of tackle football. He has practice late, two nights each week. He gets home around 9:30, eats a second dinner, spews details about plays and hits and passes he caught that night, showers, then finally gets to bed around 10:30.
He has never been a kid who sleeps in, no matter how late he goes to bed, but when he turned 11, puberty started kicking in and he final…FINALLY…was able to fall back to sleep after waking up early in the morning.
Now, he stays up a little later, reading (I finally found him some lists of books that he has been enjoying!) and almost always sleeps past 7:00. On the mornings after football practice, he doesn't wake up until 8:30-9:00.
Every time he wanders down the stairs that late with bed-head, I wonder how tired his teammates must be. They get up at 6am, take the bus to school and have already been bombarded with information from their first class long before Ryan's eyes open for the day.
Just another reason that I'm grateful we are homeschooling. My kid can participate in sports AND get the amount of sleep his body needs! Sometimes, it's the little things.