"Why won't they just put themselves to bed?"
Really...at what age is this not the most dreaded task on the planet? I remember being in middle school or early high school and watching my parents drag themselves upstairs to bed while I was still on the phone or watching tv. Usually I had books in front of me to appear studious but it was just a facade of course.
Had my parents just given up at that point? Was it the years upon years, night after night dread of such a daunting task that they finally just gave up?
And how early can I give up? Just wondering.