An ongoing debate here in TRLEOOB (and, I suspect, in many other households across the country and around the world as well) revolves around the question of “how much sleep do teenagers need?”
You see, certain members of the younger generation claim that – all evidence to the contrary – a scant 6-7 hours a night is more than sufficient.
Thus, I was very pleased that the following incident occurred in the presence of the entire Shiputzim family:
During the course of a recent Shabbat meal, a family friend – who happens to be a well-respected pediatrician – casually mentioned that:
“Teenagers need ten to twelve hours of sleep a night… just like two-year olds.”
I’m sure you’ll understand why I decided that today – the day after Lag BaOmer – would be an appropriate time to record the doctor’s statement for posterity…