School Year Start Up

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Registered: 01-08-2009
School Year Start Up
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Tue, 09-08-2009 - 5:00pm
Those of you with children in school, do you change your habits at all with the end of summer, beginning of the school year? If you work outside the home, does having the kids in school make it harder or easier at all for you? Those of you without out of the home employment, does your child's schedule affect yours at all?
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:57am
My kids aren't in school yet, but DH is. Our schedule has changed quite a bit. He's teaching two classes as a GA and classes for his other job three nights a week and taking three classes himself. My mom is watching the baby two days a week, and I shifted my work schedule by a half hour two days a week to accommodate DH's class on Mondays and Wednesdays. It's only a half hour, but it's been throwing me for a loop.
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Registered: 04-14-2003
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 11:28am

i push my work schedule back an hour or so when school is in session. i like my summer schedule better--going in earlier and to coming home earlier--but i choose to stick around and see the kids off in the mornings, so i’m stuck with the school’s later start time. also, i do a lot more toting and hauling during the school year, both because the kids are involved in more sports and activities then, and because dh does the majority of that when he is home with the kids during the summer. overall, the school year is harder for me, but not because of school per se.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 1:06pm

Yes, our family/house routine comes back to the surface, it remains pretty far in the background during the summer.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 1:10pm

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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 2:46pm

things don't change dramatically.

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 7:42pm
i'm finding out that there's a bit more running around with a kid at a separate school than her siblings.

 

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 7:58pm

Yes, I have found that too.

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Ducky

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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 7:59pm

If you wanted to do something else that wasn't woh and it interfered with your kids schedules, would you do that


i'm not sure what direction this is going.

 

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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 8:24pm

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:13pm
Yes, I work from home during the summers, and when their school year starts, so does mine. Partly to accommodate my kids' afterschool activities, and partly to accommodate my evening students, I'm working two evenings a week this semester. The school year is harder for me as the kids and I are both on more of a schedule, plus I have two evenings I am not home.