Practice Week 2013

So if you have read my blog before, you will know that this isn’t the first time I have written about this subject. If you haven’t read my blogs, then allow me to explain….

Ever since I was in high school, I would use the week before school started to sort of condition myself for the early mornings of going back to school.  I would (try really hard) to go to bed on time and wake up at my normal school time.  Since then I have been practicing this method with my children since my oldest started Kindergarten. It not only allowed us to practice (and get used to) getting up early but also to make sure we labeled everything, made our lunch list, bought our lunches and had our uniforms cleaned and ironed.

So, HEAR YE, HEAR YE, I hereby declare August 5th the official start of…. Practice Week!

This year is a little different, because my baby is starting Kindergarten. For the first time, both of my girls will be going to the same school! So we are on double practice duty this week.  And honestly we are going to struggle a little this week. There are still some end of summer events. For instance, Malia’s soccer training camp is this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:00PM. So making sure everyone is in bed at 8:30 will be a little difficult, but they will still be getting to bed earlier than they have. AND we really need to get up at 6:00am, however I’m getting them up at 7:00am; still a struggle…. One day last week, Malia didn’t get out of bed until 10:45!!

So in addition to our practicing waking up and going to bed on time, we will also be getting our backpacks ready and labeled, school clothes ironed, make a lunch list, etc.  This will be a great practice week, because I think the girls are truly excited to get back to school. Me, well, I’m just excited to get back to a routine!!

If you haven’t read my previous years “Practice Week” articles,  you can find them here:

Back to School already… where did the summer go?

I declare this “Practice Week”

Its that time of year again….


Just for a Monday Laugh, here is that scene from Billy Madison:

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