I don't mean to offend or be too judging but it wasn't too long ago that all we heard or saw on the telly was about little April jones and it really brought home to me how nowhere really is safe anymore. Baring that in mind I'm stood at the window at 9:20 on a school night watching children aged between 4 to 7 play on my front. They are out of sight of their own house, even if their mother stood at the gate she wouldn't be able to see them because of how the houses are situated. The family have only lived on the street for a couple of months and the children have already made themselves well known - they are funny, friendly and polite kids - a credit to their mother but I'm stood her wondering why they arn't having cuddles as they get tucked up in bed! When I was little I was in, bathed and in bed by 8 pm on a school night. Is it me? Am I being to straight laced?Do young children play out late nowadays? If so I think my little boy is going to hate me for stopping him doing so when he's bigger! I really am sorry if this post upsets or offends anyone. I don't mean to. I was just wondering. .