lots of 8 year olds can't tell the time, many youngsters and teens don't have watches any more as they use their mobiles. In my household of 5, I am the only one who wears a watch!! Last year I was trying to arrange a play date for DS (then 8) and his friend D. D is not the very academic and struggles, so DS looks out for him and helps him. Increasingly annoyed at Ds inability to turn up in time, i was getting frustrated and DS leapt to his friend's defence saying "he can't tell the time properly. He can only do o'clocks and half pasts" "so what does he do the rest of the time?" I questioned, to which Ds witheringly replied, "the rest of the time, he has me"
i felt sorry that his parents didn't think he'd be better off getting into bed at that time of night . I wasn't making a point about him not being able to tell the time. Just that it is too late for a wee lad to be turning up at the door .
Loads of kids were still out tonight late. It must have been due to the weather being nice. Mine didnt come in til 8.30 and they are 7 and 9. They normally come in at 8pm but everyone was allowed to stay out for some reason so i let them out longer.