November 19, 2009 --Before I became a parent, I could never understand why other parents were so strict about naptime and bedtime. Often when we would invite some friends over for dinner they would politely decline unless the dinner was at 4:30. "Our daughter goes to bed at 7:30... she CAN'T miss her bedtime." I always thought to myself, "What is the big deal"? So they go to sleep an hour or two later that night... it's only one night, they'll just sleep an extra hour in the morning!