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Old 12-14-2007, 07:25 PM
Location: NE Florida
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My senior year we had split shifts and I went from 11:30-6pm, no lunch period. LOVED IT! We could stay out til 11...
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:36 PM
Location: California
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We start school at about 7:15am. That means I have to wake up at about 6am.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:21 AM
Location: City of the damned, Wash
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Originally Posted by pirate girl View Post
I don't know where you live, Missy but my world is far from 8-5.

It starts around 5:30 when I wake up and make coffee. Get my son up around 6:20 and out the door at 7. Then my workday starts. Sometimes it ends by 3, sometimes it goes later. Then it's off to pick my son up from his after school sports practice. We come home, eat dinner if there's time, and if we're lucky we get to stay home and do homework and relax- but at least two nights a week we have either music lessons or other meetings to attend.

So in the 8-5 world, I'm more like a 5AM-8PM girl.
Wasn't denying that we don't get up early, but have you tried to call your dentist before 8 or on a Friday?

I put my kids on the bus at 6:30 and can't get any calls or appointments made until 8.
Meanwhile, I get home at 5. My kids have been home for 2.5 hours. So, if school started just a wee bit later, and ended just a wee bit later, we wouldn't have so much a.m. lag time or p.m. lag time. We'd be on almost the same schedule.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:47 PM
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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I only go to the dentist twice a year so I don't feel the need to schedule my life around the hours of their office........

Seriously though, kids need that time from 2:30 or 3 to participate in sports and clubs- later hours would just push homework back until late at night.
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