I never could understand why parents have newborns and small children out with them late in the evening and not at home tucked in for the night. Gone is the day when children are treated as children.
As for myself I remember that as a child parents did not allow their children to be out side in the street after dark, let alone being at the mall or at the movies. As a child growing up, I always remember that our bedtime was at eight (8) pm every night, except for on the weekends and since we were so used to going to bed early when the weekend came we always fell asleep trying to stay up at night. We could not keep our eyes open past ten (10) pm and I recall my mother and older sisters picking us up and literally having to carry us and put us in bed. If there were any newborns, forget it, they were fed, bathed and were safely in bed way before we were. As a parent myself I did the same. My children were in bed before nine (9) pm and if I had to shop or be at the mall or even take them to see a movie it was done during the daytime hours.
I always wondered what these young parents are thinking and how do these parents let their children stay up late at night (and I mean up at midnight watching TV with the adults) and then send them to school expecting these children to function and do well in school that next day.
It was almost considered a crime back in the day if your teacher found you asleep at your desk in class, your parents were under serious suspicion and the parents had to come up to school and answer for it.
It is my hope that the young generation would wake up regarding this kind of thing. What happened to hiring a sitter to be there with your children while you go out at night for what ever reason? Bringing your children out to the movies or else where late at night and considering that family time is really weird. Family time should be during daytime hours not at midnight in the movies. Now that’s my opinion on that.