Summer is nearly upon us, even if the calendar says we have a month to wait. With temps in the 90s and daylight until 8 p.m. everything feels different. We want to be outside, and often try to walk after dinner or whatever evening activity we have planned. It's wonderful...but it is throwing off the rhythm.
This happens every summer. Bedtime naturally stretches until 8:15 or 8:30 p.m. It hasn't been a problem as we would just sleep in. But now that we want to get in a brisk walk most mornings, we really need to wake up early and get breakfast and the morning chores out of the way so we can head outside before it gets too hot.
My boys need at least 11 hours in bed. If we don't wake up until 7:30 we realistically aren't ready to walk until almost 9. Right now it is only 75 degrees outside, but in another month or two the temperature at 9 a.m. could easily be over 90 degrees.
It's all part of dancing the dance, finding out what works and weeding out the rest.