Here in the Circles household, we’re trying hard to yank the children’s bedtime (and mine) forward so that when the new term begins in three days’ time, those red-eye early school start times (7.45am) don’t give us jet lag, all over again.
Of course, stopping wild horses in their tracks would be easier.
“Can we have a day off from shower? We want a day off from shower!”
“No, look how dirty your feet are. Upstairs, now.”
Son1, who is getting more compliant as he gets older, climbs the stairs, leaving Son2 rooted to the sofa.
“I’m NOT going to bed. I’m not.” [pauses for effect]. “I hate you, and I DON’T LIKE your hair!”
Three days Son2, three days…