Back to school - bedtime issues
Well, kids finally go back to school next week (thank heavens, right!?!?!)
Last year bedtimes for the skid's were a constant battle.. mainly for SS12 (everything is a battle with this kid)..
Almost every freaking school night we would have to go through this same BS routine and it was exhausting..
8:45 – “ok, everyone upstairs, put on PJ’s and brush teeth”
8:55 – no one has moved from the couch and are still playing on ipads and watching TV
9:00 – GET UPSTAIRS!!
9:05 – SK12 all of a sudden needs to get a drink, go pee, forgot something downstairs.. you know what I mean – the DELAY GAME
9:15 – Finally SK12 gets upstairs.. climbs in bed – “did you brush your teeth?” No… out of bed again..
Now, let me say this little game was allowed by DH.. he is the king of wishy washyness and the skids knew this.. Some nights he's all about the schedule.. other nights he is lax..
On the nights DH was coaching till 9:30, this crap with SK12 did not happen..
This year, I've decided I'm not going through this crap anymore.
Let me ask this? Is it unreasonable to think that DH and I shouldn't have to, every night, "make the rounds" and walk them through their nightly bedtime routine? Am I nuts for thinking they can tell time and know what is expected of them? Should there be consequences for them not doing what they are supposed to do? Like constantly "forgetting" to brush their teeth or us having to round them up all the time...
Seriously, it stresses me out and at the tail end of the day I have little patience to deal with this.. I get up early and with the combination of work, dinner, running kids to various sports things and all the other grown up stuff I am exhausted by 10pm every night.. when this bedtime crap drags out till 9:15/30, it gives DH and I no time to talk or whatever either.. so that's another aggravating element of it too..
I want to sit down with DH and create a schedule and stick to it! Tell the skids, this is how it's going to be and these are the expectations..
Thoughts on how to proceed with this?