What does bedtime look like in your house?
Pristine children who've brushed their teeth (without making a fuss) settling down to enjoy a bedtime story OR a whirlwind of last minute homework and kids frantic to eke out the last minute of play?
The Huffington Post asked their readers to send in photos of their families at 7 o'clock in the evening, and the pictures they received are both beautiful and hilarious....
"What can I say?" - Atithan Yamada
"Dinner, homework and lunches for tomorrow are done. mum is sitting in a hammock and watching the kids, big and small, play outside on a beautiful end of day before bath time." - Caroline Etter
"Kitty snuggling here in Brockton, Ma!" - Deanna Greenstein
"Finishing a homework project that was due yesterday..." - Elizabeth Miller Smith
"Chillaxin before bath time." - Heidi McAfee
"Playtime before bedtime." - Helen Goldman
"Getting twins ready for bed." - Jennifer Kolosky Eastman
"Night time playground time helps everyone sleep better!" - Karen Anne Quintero
"Bath and bedtime... Also known as Happy Hour." - Kate Eryn Cywinski
"Just finished nursing this sweet toddler and now praying for sleep." - Kate Kraley
"7pm is wind down to bedtime with a bit of quiet drawing." - Katie Reed
"Not always bath time right at seven, but that's what we aim/hope for." - Kristin Troncoso
"Brushing teeth." - Leah Brandi Deragon
"Being told 'what for' by my sassy one-year-old at dinner time." - Megan Griffith
"Even princesses brush their teeth." - Shanda Shultz