When you were a child did you have a bedtime?

@Java09 (3080)
United States
February 1, 2010 7:08am CST
I think when I was a child ,I remember I had to go to bed at 8 o'clock.I had strict parents growing up,and they made me go to bed early,even when I wasn't tired.How about you did you have a bedtime as a child?
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@Thunderll (103)
• United States
1 Feb 10
I remember my mom telling me I better get to bed or I would be sleepy when she woke me up the next morning, but I never had an actual bedtime. Our agreement was as long as I could still function the next day, keep my grades up, etc. I could stay up as late as I wanted. It's not like it mattered, though. I had a sleeping problem when I was a kid. Most of the time I couldn't go to sleep when I wanted to! I doubt any of that would have changed if I had a set time to be in bed.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
I had to go to bed early because of getting up for school.I remember when there wasn't school,I was able to stay up a little later.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Feb 10
hi java wow am I getting antsy,been fighting mylot for an hour just trying to load responses. yes I had a bedtime when I was a kid about nine o clock, and I used to rebel but it did no good. My parents were also strict. It was sometimes light outside and my did I want to go out and play.but I guess they really did know what they were doing. I was always such a tomboy and so active. but I was a bit more lenient with myown children.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
1 Feb 10
You too,I had trouble with mylot loading slow today and I had to stay off for awhile.
@Montblanc (141)
• Canada
1 Feb 10
No. I didn't have a bedtime. I would stay up watching TV till I feel like sleeping.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
You were one lucky kid.I had to go to bed early because of getting up for school in the morning.When there wasn't school I got to stay up later.
• United States
1 Feb 10
I don't really remember myself having a bed time per say but I do remember the younger siblings having a bed time. I think since I was the oldest I did not have a bedtime because I was left to do the cleaning up after meals etc. I was usually tired and went to bed on my own early enough.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
I remember having a bedtime,I had to go early to bed on school nights.My parents were strict on us.Now I can go when I feel like it ,of corse.
@megamatt (14323)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Well, not an official bedtime. I think my parents expected to me in bed by a certain time. I was normally in bed by about 9 or so at the latest. I never could stay up late. I have a feeling that if I was the type of child who stayed up late, some type of bedtime would have been enforced. However, I think the time I normally went to bed, so nothing was said.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
I had to go to bed at 8 pm during the week days.On weekends I think I stayed up til 9 pm.I had to go to bed early because of school.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
1 Feb 10
We sure did, and it was 9 o'clock. Once I was in high school, I could stay up until 10 o'clock. There was no talking about it. You had better be there at that time.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
14 May 10
I remember my father yelling at us to go to bed.I had strict parents.I remember bedtime was 8'o clock.We had to start getting ready at 7:30.