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Old 03-28-2012, 05:45 PM
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We are very consistent with bedtimes espiecally Shawn's due to him having to get himself up in the morning, he has a B+ average in school. Bedtime is 8:30 on school nights. I was just wondering if you guys let your kids stay up later or go out on school nights. I'm now leaning towards letting go!
8:30 is a good time. We do 8. Pretty much the same. Mine has to get up at 7:10 or so for school. He gets himself up too. We gave him his own alarm clock. Aside from that he would get up automatically anyways. Dresses himself and comes down. All I do is make his lunch. LOL. Sounds like you are on the right side. As Don said go along the first time or 2. Do like I said. Sit in the bar and have a drink. Even a Coke. Just kick back and watch TV and snack on something. Enjoy the time away. It's only 1 night. Kids are very adaptable. If you find he's too tired the next day then don't do it. Totally your call. I wouldn't have any reservations here aside from wanting to know the parents who are watching them.
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Thanks guys, it's the 2 moms typically with 6-9 kids, which to me seems like too much for two parents to handle, he's been begging for last two weeks to go, so I think we'll do it this thursday, next week is spring break but the mom already said they weren't gonna go next week.
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I'm with the other guys. Go out with him. Have some fun. You need a night out too!
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Did you end up doing this? How did things go?
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:39 PM
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Gonna do it the week after next, I'll keep you guys posted.
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Cool Dennis, I think he'll be fine. Good luck!
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I think that 2 parents and 6-9 kids is just about right. I have no problems with the size of the group.

However, I think staying out until 9:30 on a school night for a second grader would be out of the question. But each household runs independently and what works for my house wouldn't work for others so its just my opinion.

I have a 7 year old son, I would absolutely say no. Not for someone in first or second grade. If he were 9 or 10... different situation probably a different decision.
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May also depend on what time they leave for school. Right now we send my 7yo off at 7:30 on the bus. In a couple of months when the new school year starts he will be on the bus at 8:15 or so. Almost an hour later. So an hour more he can sleep in.

Either way it's only 1 night. You can't ruin a kid in 1 night. Have fun.
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Shawn gets driven to school he's only missed three days year this year due a stomach bug, he's in first grade btw.
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UPDATE: We went to dave & busters last got there around 6:20, I laid back back and let Shawn interact with his friends, did notice a few traits that we have to correct, his mannera around his school friends are horrible. We ended up living around 8:05 after he creamed me in the race car semilater sp!
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