Tuesday, 8 May 2018

New Bedtime Ritual


My bedroom at night these days resembles a branch of Currys.  That's because I confiscate all of Louis' electronic equipment before bedtime.  It's a right royal palaver I can tell you.  Yesterday he said that he didn't know where his Kindle was.  I found it plugged in under his bed.  Then there was the other night  when he assured me that the laptop didn't work up in his attic room because the Wi-Fi signal wasn't strong enough.   How did I ever buy that one?   I came up in the  morning to wake him up and  found it on top of the duvet with the bedside  light still on.  Grrrr!   I had the  mother of hissy fits I can tell you.

I've just found out that 1 in 5 children regularly wake through the night to check and send messages on social media.   That doesn't surprise me at all.   Just thought that this was worth sharing to make other parents aware and to inspire solidarity with others who find themselves in the same boat.  Wrestling electronic devices away from a teenager is hardly the ideal calm end to a day that I yearn for but I think it's entirely appropriate.

6 comments:

  1. I fully agree with no electonic devises at bed time but My daughter is now 18 and I can't confiscate anymore I have to trust she's sensible. She does love her books (real books) and reads for a little while before turning out her light.
    Carolx

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    1. Louis reads on his Kindle. That was one of the arguments he had for keeping it upstairs. I didn't buy it.xx

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  2. Fully agree but tell me how to confiscate devices from a 69 year old man!!

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  3. Thank god I was a parent before devices!

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    1. I had my torch under the bed covers in the olden days so that I could read into the wee small hours. xx

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