Also we have a weekday routine and I find it makes life easier when we stick to it, which is why I let them play outside early. I’ve had RD’s friends knocking for him after 8 which I find totally bizarre, I’ll answer the door like RD is in bed, why aren’t you?? Also I cherish my Jade time once they’ve gone to bed I wouldn’t purposely do anything to eat into that time. Fair enough every once in a while staying out late under my supervision is fine but not everyday, No No No.
I always teach Cali and RD not to be followers so when they do say “How come our friends can play outside at night and we can’t” I simply reply “You are not your friends,” and they know exactly what I mean. We don’t follow fashion around here.