Tuesday, March 6, 2012

When are Spanish children put to bed? - Part 2

Back when I was in Málaga I wrote a post where I asked myself when Spanish children are put to bed. I would often come across little kids playing in the streets until after midnight and coming from a culture where this is quite unthinkable I was fascinated.

Well, it seems it's not very different here in Barcelona. 

Saturday night. Barça playing a match. Match starts at 22:00h. Parents want to see the match in a bar with their friends. What to do with the children? Bring them along, of course!! 



Just to emphasize how strange this is for me I can mention that all bars in Norway 
has a 18-year age limit! Do you have any thoughts to share on this?

8 comments:

  1. As strange as this may sound, I'd love for my children to be awake that late and out with us at night. Going places, seeing things, long lazy dinners. But I can totally understand that raising eyebrows here! Maybe I'll just move to Spain, seeing as I already have the siesta down so well ;)

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    1. There are more and more signs of Spain being your perfect country Vanisha, come, coooome! In Norway this would definitely raise eyebrows, I think apart from the just wanting the kids to get lots of sleep I think people also think it's nice with some alone-couple-time after the little ones go to sleep. Here the kids are brought with, any- and everywhere :)

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    2. I agree with you. More and more, Spain sounds like somewhere I would enjoy spending some time. And now I have a wonderful friend there! <3

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  2. It's different in north America because most children are sleeping by a certain time! I like the laid back nature of Europe for this reason!

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    1. Up in Norway the kids are also sleeping by a certain time, so completely different from here :)

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  3. Wow I really couldn't imagine! We are much more of a "kids in bed by 8" kind of culture here in the States, mostly I think for the benefit of the parents lol ;-)

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  4. I think it's quite the same in Norway, I don't seem to get used to seeing the small kids up (and out) so late!

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  5. Norway and the US are similar in that they have strict bed times for kids. But I sort of love this :) Spain seems more and more awesome the more I see pictures and posts of it!

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