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You know what it’s like – you’ve been meaning to do something for ages, but you just never seem to get round to doing it.

Being a father to two young children, this situation happens a lot, as every day with a two-year-old and three-year-old can take unexpected turns and eat up a lot of your time.

The thing I’ve been meaning to do for ages is buy some blackout blinds or curtains for my youngest daughter Alyssa’s bedroom.

How do you convince them that it’s bedtime when it’s still light outside and sunshine is beaming into their bedroom?

To be fair, Alyssa soon gives in as the tiredness gets too much.

It’s the mornings that seem to be a problem – 4.30am should never be seen by anyone ever. But with the lighter mornings, as soon as one single ray of sunlight sneaks its way past Alyssa’s curtains her eyes ping open and she is ready for the day to start.

But with the longest day of the year having been and gone, the nights and mornings will now get darker, thank goodness.