When I was a little boy, my parents wanted me to go to bed at 8 o’clock point. No matter how much I tried to be silent and behave modest, the undeniable call always came at the same horrible moment. Because of that, I eagerly looked forward to my birthday. This earned me 15 extra minutes of quality time.
Well…. why do I tell you this?
In Peru, it is no exception to see parents with children of all ages in the streets at late times. In restaurants at midnight, on street corners talking with the neighbours, playing football with friends. When I asked a parent whether her kid shouldn´t be in bed, she looked puzzled. Why? As long as the child is awake, there is no reason to bring him/her to bed, is there!?
But is this a good rhythm for a girl or guy under 10 years old? It has probably to do with the school times. Most schools provide lessons during the morning or the afternoon (for the majority not both) so for the late shift the kids can sleep longer in the morning. Still, it is quite strange to see the children party as much as their parents. Literally until they drop.