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One of Life’s Mysteries

Can someone please explain this to me?


All summer long, my 6-year-old hopped out of bed in the wee hours of the morning ready to start to his day.


Now school has started. The alarm is set for 7 AM. He sleeps until it goes off (and sometimes through it), groggily climbs out of bed, and complains about having to get up so early. Huh?!?!? The weekend comes, and bam, back up with the sun.


Does anyone else have this experience?


If you have older kids, I just heard about this cool new wake-up service—they can get celebrity wake-up calls. Here’s what was written up in PEN’s Weekly News Blast (an excellent eNewsletter on education issues, BTW):


To help teenagers get up in the morning and get themselves to school, the Ad Council and the Army have teamed up with Cellit, a Chicago-based mobile marketing company, to enable parents and peers to send the kids free wakeup messages recorded by professional athletes and celebrities, reports Business Wire in the Wall Street Journal. A website, www.boostup.org, allows visitors to preview and select the messages, which can then be sent to specified cell-phone numbers at a given time. The basketball star Amare Stoudemire helped start the program. In one message, he says, “Good morning. This is Amare Stoudemire from the Phoenix Suns. Just calling to remind you it’s time to get out of bed and go to school. Don’t make me call you twice!”

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