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QUESTION FOR PARENTS by Sammy, 11 year old girl
When I want to stay up past my bedtime why do you sometimes say yes and then sometimes change to no? Like when I want to stay up an extra half an hour? You always do that. And it’s not fair. You only say yes when you are not tired. But what if I am not tired? Written by Sammy who is an 11 year old girl.
ANSWER FOR SAMMY’S QUESTION by Lola, 34 year old mother of 3.
Sammy. I understand how confusing and I guess, frustrating it must be to receive different answers at different times from your parents. Speaking as a mother who has been asked the same questions, I can tell you that I do the same thing, and the reason why is because sometimes it’s appropriate and sometimes it’s just not. Sometimes we have to consider the entire family and what’s going on in the entire house before we can give you our final answers and it might take us parents longer to decide and sometimes, when it’s an easier day, the answer is more obvious to yes, and more likely to be a yes. It sounds like it might be easier if it’s always the same rule during the week. Answered by Lola, 34 year old mother of three.