The large halogen light on the alarm clock begins its gradual increase, simulating daylight-bright, and minutes later the automated birds start chirping in my daughter’s room at 5:25 a.m. She steps onto the bus at 6:26am. She is sitting in class at 7:05am. And, if we are all being honest here, she is probably head-bobbing by 8:03am.
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