Do you remember when you had a mandated bedtime? I remember when it was 8:30, then I remember when the parents finally bumped it up to 9:00. That was the coolest! After that the gloves came off and there wasn't a set time, although the parents would occasionally resist the envelope pushing.
Well, now I have kind of a self-set anti-bedtime. I just can't bring myself to go to bed before 9:00, no matter how tired I am. 9:30 is better, and 10:00 is more the standard. Jules, on the other hand, falls in for her evening nap around 7:30 or so. But last night I was REALLY tired, and when I checked the clock it was only 8:15. Normally I would have told myself not to give in, and to fight it until at least 9:00. Usually if I can get that far, I can go a little longer as well. So for my new thing yesterday, I decided to just go to bed when I was tired.
This didn't work out so well. I woke up at 1:45 am. Bing! Wide awake. No more early nights for me.