A MUM-OF-FOUR has been slammed for letting her under-fives stay up until midnight and judging her SIL for not doing the same.
Sharing on the forum Mumsnet, the woman explained she has one child of school age, and three others under the age of five – whose normal bedtime is 9pm.
RogerThatOver wrote: “Mine go to bed at 9 and get up at around 8, sometimes later at the weekend.
“We can have full days out, if there’s a party or wedding they can happily stay up until midnight.
“We can go to the park til bedtime in the summer and never need to rush home.
“They have an older sibling at school and are all ready on time to take her at 8.30 so their bedtime won’t need major adjustment when they start school.”
Roger added that her in-laws are “very judgey” about her kids’ routines, even though her sister-in-law is exhausted by her own kids waking early.
“They get up at 5/5.30 which she complains about endlessly but what does she expect if they go to bed so early (by 6pm)?” she added.
“AIBU (am I being unreasonable) to not understand the obsession with her early bedtimes?”
Many of the mums weren’t very sympathetic and suggested Roger was actually the judgemental one.
“Just stop worrying about what they are doing and concentrate on your own thing and tell her to do the same.”
We recently shared a post from a Mum who shared how she often feels judged for sticking to routine with her children. Read that HERE.
I like a bit of a routine of an evening. I need that quiet time after the kids go to bed without them asking questions and needing stuff.
It is quite different when they are little and have day naps though. They can be so precious of an evening and so placid that you just don’t want them to leave your side.
Do you have a firm bedtime routine or are you pretty relaxed like RogerThatOver?
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