Brinley Preteen Summary: 9.75 Years Old

Daily life and schedule for a 9.75-year-old tween who was raised on Babywise. See her daily life, activities she is involved in, and her daily routine.

Brinley playing Lefou

This is a summary for Brinley from 9.5-9.75 years old.


Eating is good and normal.


Sleeping is going well. Every once in a while, she wants to put herself to bed rather than be tucked in. I do not remember when this transition happened with my older kids. It is one of those things that happens and you don’t realize it–like when they start to shower alone or stop sitting on your lap.

It isn’t every night and probably not even once a week. But every once in a while, she will tell us she is going to put herself to bed. I am sure I am noticing it more because she is my last child. It will be so strange to not tuck someone in bed after doing it for 17 years straight.

She is starting to want to do more and more by herself and for herself in all areas of life.


School is great! Brinley has one more month of school left this year. She is just finishing up 4th grade. She has loved it and has loved her teacher.


Things are going well with having glasses! So far we have had no mishaps. She is good about keeping track of them and cleaning them.


During this time, Brinley finished up basketball, did soccer, piano lessons, voice lessons, and finished up the musical.

She really loved the musical and went through the usual mourning process after it was over.

She has loved voice lessons and is always excited to go.

Soccer tryouts are later this month. I still don’t know what Brinley will do for sure. She has played hard and well all season long, but I don’t know if she will want to continue next year.


I shared last time that we cut her hair quite significantly. It has been so great! She is now quite good at brushing it out herself.


Here is her daily schedule for school days.

7:30 AM – Wake up, eat, and get ready. Take care of puppy.
8:30 AM– Go to school
4:00 PM – Get home
5:00 PM – Dinner. Then free play/family time/practice piano/perhaps soccer practice. We also do family scriptures in this block currently.
8:30 PM – Bedtime. She is in bed by 8:30 and allowed to read before going to sleep.


9.75 year old Brinley on stage as LeFou

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