There were times this week when I told people my new schedule and they were taken aback. Getting up at 4:45 in the morning isn't ideal. But I've weighed what matters to me and I think found a balance that can work. Yes, I am tired Monday through Thursday. And one or two nights a week I have to drive in to make up for the hours that I just can't squeeze in during the preschool work day. But on Friday I could sleep if I wanted to. But more importantly I can visit my son in kindergarten and bring his baby brother to lunch and let him be a rockstar in the cafeteria.