This 8 y/o boy sent his mum a formal letter of complaint about his bedtime and it’s brilliant

A mum has shared the letter of complaint written by her 8 y/o son about the time he has to go to bed and it’s just the escape we needed today..

His letter was shared by mum, Dr Alexandra Jellicoe, and by the look of the research he’s bothered to do, he’s obviously a chip off the old block.

‘I just received a letter of complaint from my 8 year old son,’ wrote @alexjellicoe on Twitter.

And just in case that’s tricky to read, here it is again.

Dear mummy

I am complaining about my bedtime.

I am now 8 years old and need more independence.

Obviously I’m ready to have a later bedtime. I have checked the NHS website and 8 year olds need 10 hours and 15 minutes sleep. This means I should go to bed at 9 o’clock.

Lots of love Max xxx

Top work, Max. And it got even better when this happened on Twitter.

No! And just a few of the things people were saying about it.


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Source @alexjellicoe