Bed in Summer

Having a hard time getting your little one to fall asleep at a decent hour this summer? It’s tough to go to bed when it’s still daylight! Here’s a look from the other side.

BED IN SUMMER (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

In winter I get up at night

And dress by yellow candlelight.

In summer, quite the other way,

I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see

The birds still hopping on the tree,

Or hear the grown-up people’s feet

Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,

When all the sky is clear and blue,

And I should like so much to play,

To have to go to bed by day?

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