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...to let the DCs stay up to watch the football!?

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user188729365 Mon 18-Jun-18 17:16:32

They are 6 and 4. Neither manage well the next day when tired and lack of sleep! Both have school/nursery tomorrow! DC 6 has a cold!

But ... they'll b in bed by 8:45 / 9 right? (Usual bedtime 7:30 - 8)

It's a once every 4 years thing!

I'm going to let them stay up! Curry for dinner then pjamma and Football evening! Maybe some popcorn!

Can't wait!! (Sorry teachers tomorrow sad they will be grumpy!)

Come on England!!!!!!!!

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marioncole Mon 18-Jun-18 17:19:02

They'll love it and it's not exactly every night.

February19 Tue 19-Jun-18 13:23:37

Good for you, its more than just letting them stay up, its making forever memories

DGRossetti Tue 19-Jun-18 13:28:07

Good for you, its more than just letting them stay up, its making forever memories

DW and I had a wonderful reminisce last night, watching the match of DSs - aged 6 - excitement in 2002. (I appear to have something in my eye).

JayoftheRed Tue 19-Jun-18 13:35:04

We let ours stay up last night. The 5 year old lost interest very early on and made the most of me being distracted to go to bed witht he iPad...

The 2 year old didn't have a clue but enjoyed joining in with the shouting! T hen fell asleep on my brother's lap and slept through the last minute winner!

I have a long way to go to turn these boys into real fans... wink

TrickyTreeLou Tue 19-Jun-18 15:06:33

DS 5 stayed up and watched it in my bed. He kept saying 'this is boring', and was grateful when it was over so he could go to sleep! grin

BitchQueen90 Tue 19-Jun-18 15:09:13

My 5yo DS watched it too. Asked him if he thinks England are going to win the cup and he said no France are. grin

PeanutButterLips Tue 19-Jun-18 15:20:35

My 8 yo stayed up and we were all jumping round the room with the last goal!
Took a while for him to calm down and drop off to sleep but like you said it's every four years!

Beach11 Tue 19-Jun-18 18:40:54

DC is 4, we let them watch the first half. He was so excited.

Pinkandpurplehairedlady Tue 19-Jun-18 18:42:30

Mine are 7 & 8 and they loved staying up to watch it. It’s not every night and I don’t think the odd late night will do them any harm. I think most of the kids in their classes watched it too.

MrsPicklesonSmythe Tue 19-Jun-18 19:00:40

Once every 4 years! They'll be fine enjoy your evening

CoffeeIsNotEnough Wed 20-Jun-18 10:18:02

How tired were they? grin

SoddingUnicorns Wed 20-Jun-18 10:21:51

We usually let DS1 stay up to watch Champions League games if our team is playing. Can’t see the harm really.

Haven’t watched much of the World Cup yet, bar Spain and Portugal’s game.

timeistight Wed 20-Jun-18 11:26:03

We always let ours stay up and I have happy memories of being allowed to stay up in 1966 and then in the two following years for the European Cup Finals.

Lethaldrizzle Wed 20-Jun-18 11:31:40

Not in a month of Sundays. But then mine are not interested which is how I like it.

thecatsthecats Wed 20-Jun-18 11:44:31

My favourite bit about the World Cup is hearing my dad's story about watching the 66 final. Go for it.

As adults, we make the decision to have children that makes us permanently tired, so you're just giving your kids practical experience of that :D

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