I'm not sure exactly what's going on with Hannah lately. When my parents were here, she was going to bed later than normal time, which may be part of it. Then spring break week of course they were staying up late, which was fine because she also had time to sleep in. About 2 days before the end of the break Hannah got a cold-sore throat and very stuffy nose. Yesterday she did fine in school, but last night as I was putting her to bed she asked if she could start going to bed earlier! It was a bit after 9pm. What kid says that? I think she wants to stay up, but she just can't and she knows it. I thought that 9pm was early enough, but we're backing that up a bit now. The difficulty in going to be early is that by the time she is out of school, done with after school activities (piano, horseback riding, swimming, lacrosse, religion), spends up to 2 hours on homework, and eats dinner, it can be between 7:30 and 8:00pm. Colby and Hannah like to have a snack before bedtime, so if bedtime is any earlier than 9:00, she is eating her snack right after dinner. I guess there needs to be more hours in the day for things like this- this is Hannah relaxing on a beautiful day last weekend.
Today I got a call at 1pm from Hannah at school asking to come home. She was complaining that her stomach hurt, but she stayed for the last 2 hours and seemed to do fine. I put her to bed at 8:30pm tonight and she didn't resist. We will see if, over time, this helps with her fatigue.
It's Relay for Life time again, so we'll be talking about that more in the upcoming days. This year it is on Hannah's birthday, she'll be 11 years old, wow!