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First week in Reception and exhausted?

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BonzoDooDah Tue 13-Sep-11 20:29:28

My DD has been in full-time nursery (8:30-5pm), 3-4 days a week until last week then started Reception on Monday. She's only going for half days this week yet is utterly exhausted.
Last night she went to bed an hour early - zonk - straight out. And tonight she fell asleep on the settee after tea (an hour and a half before bedtime).
Is this just normal for settling in? Anyone else's children this worn out after 3 hours in school?

Pippinintherain Tue 13-Sep-11 21:05:31

Yep same here. DS is absolutely shattered.

I'm enjoying the peace grin

RumpledTitSkin Tue 13-Sep-11 21:08:19

Sounds normal to me.

Dd1 is an August baby and spent half her first year asleep by 6 ish.

Just started back for year 1 and it's a different story.

They're still babies and school is so much harder than nursery, even though the hours are shorter.

PuppyMonkey Tue 13-Sep-11 21:14:04

Yea, same here too. DD2 very used to nursery, been doing three days a week since a tot. Started school full days last Weds and has been zonked every night. Brilliant isn't it?grin

BonzoDooDah Wed 14-Sep-11 09:34:31

Ah phew! Normal - and we are enjoying the quiet evenings! Although her brother(2) is wandering round a bit lost asking where she is.

Rumpled my DD is an August baby too - sniff at being the youngest in the class

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