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To think that children should be inside at 7:30pm and not...

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BlingLoving Thu 05-Sep-13 19:43:04

Running around screaming in the street? Our neighbour's children are friends with other local children and they all play together which is great. But it's after 7:30 on a week night. Surely they should be inside? I don't care what time other people's children go to bed but I don't want to hear yelling children outside my house at this time of night. And it's also hard on ds who definitely doesn't like it when he's trying to sleep.

So annoying. To be fair, they are usually inside by 7 but on the nights they Aren't it really gets me.

LynetteScavo Thu 05-Sep-13 19:45:02


My DC were out latish in the summer holidays, but I didn't expect children knocking on our door at 6.30pm on a school night.

I nearly told an 8yo it was the bedtime hour. (And my youngest is 8) grin

Yorkieaddict Thu 05-Sep-13 19:47:46

It depends how old the children are? Different children need different amounts of sleep, so I think YAB a bit U to think because your DS needs to go to sleep everyone else's do too.

hardboiledpossum Thu 05-Sep-13 19:49:05


livinginwonderland Thu 05-Sep-13 19:50:18


DevonCiderPunk Thu 05-Sep-13 19:50:25

Unless total bedlam out there then I think YABU; it is tough trying to get a littler one to sleep when kids are playing outside, though.

Lilyloo Thu 05-Sep-13 19:51:02

Yabu its hardly 10 o clock at night , its 7.30.

The last of the light nights will be coming to an end soon , kids will be stuck inside long enough then.

WipsGlitter Thu 05-Sep-13 19:52:04

Are you my neighbour?? All our neighbourhood kids were out tonight. DS has just come in!

catham Thu 05-Sep-13 19:54:11

oh come on, it's not even dark yet!

Bunbaker Thu 05-Sep-13 19:56:16

How old are the children?

In a couple of weeks time it will be getting dark by 7.30 so it won't matter anyway. At this time of year I encourage DD to make the most of any fine weather/daylight hours available.

wigglesrock Thu 05-Sep-13 19:58:49

YABU. My kids were out until 8pm last night, the weather is beautiful - their homework was done, dinner eaten etc. Not sure why it's any more acceptable for them to be out until 7.45pm on Fri night than say a Wednesday night. Mine come in just after 8, quick shower, in bed for 8.30, asleep 5 mins later!

12thDoctorsCompanion Thu 05-Sep-13 20:02:46

YANBU. tired kids at school the next day. during holidays and weekends is one thing but a schoolnight?

and if kids want to stay out later let them stay in their own gardens/out their own front door/street.

SybilRamkin Thu 05-Sep-13 20:03:08


TeamSouthfields Thu 05-Sep-13 20:03:46

Hate it when kids are still playing out at 7:30... They have skool in the morning!!!!

catham Thu 05-Sep-13 20:04:51

lol 7.30 is hardly half past ten!

Bunbaker Thu 05-Sep-13 20:06:23

Not all children need as much sleep though. DD has never been a child who needs loads of sleep. I was always envious of parents whose children were fast asleep by 7.30 (and for the next 12 hours).

DD is 13 and although I try to make sure she is in bed for 9 she often isn't asleep until 10 or even after that. She gets up at 6.30.

HeySoulSister Thu 05-Sep-13 20:06:45

Yabu.... Life doesn't revolve around your dc!

valiumredhead Thu 05-Sep-13 20:07:01

Its hardly lategrin

Bowlersarm Thu 05-Sep-13 20:07:26


Sirzy Thu 05-Sep-13 20:08:13

I am a stickler for bedtimes but even I don't think 7.30 is late especially not for older children.

ZeroTolerance Thu 05-Sep-13 20:08:54

What are they doing when they are "out"?

Depends on what they're up to I guess. I get quite confused at the moment as neighbours kids + friends are out till at least 9pm every night screaming and shrieking. My dc are only 18mths and 3 yo and it's getting really hard to settle then with so much noise. Friends parents also like to give their car horns a good blast when they come to pick them up, again can be as late as 10pm. I'm praying for darker, colder nights just so I can get my kids down at a reasonable hour and not have grumpy toddlers all day. So, in my biased opinion YANBU

catham Thu 05-Sep-13 20:10:58

mine is robbin the off licence

PinkSippyCup Thu 05-Sep-13 20:13:53

I really don't think the phase 'this time of night' can be applied to 7.30 on a warm summers night.

Schools round here don't go back until Monday. I can still hear some children outside playing, what's the harm?

gruber Thu 05-Sep-13 20:15:45

YANBU. I could have written kneedeeps post or yours. I am trying to settle a very grumpy DS and don't need shrieking kids outside my (closed) window. I have tolerated them all summer, now I really would like some peace now they're back at school. They can (--and do--) stay up whatever time, doesn't bother me, just don't play right outside my window- it's not even near any of the neighbourhood kids' houses!

Sorry, rant over...

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