Bill said that now he knows why schools frequently start with half days in the fall. It is a big adjustment for them to have to get up early, do the homework all afternoon/evening, and then go to bed earlier when during the summer they can stay up later and then sleep in until they are rested. Caroline got a big jolt on Monday, and with the bipolar disorder, everything is compounded, especially if she has lost sleep.
I am mad at myself for not listening to her when I knew she was truly tired, not just that she didn't want to go to school. I want to treat her like my others, but she needs an extra measure of grace. I myself have missed two nights of good sleep and I was non-functional both mornings until I had a nap after the kids went to school. Not as productive, but better than yelling at my kids all afternoon and evening because I am exhausted.
Hopefully tomorrow won't be a repeat. I am concerned about her missing school and having too much make up work on top of the regular homework.