When you were a kid did your parents let you stay up late to watch TV? When I was much younger I would have to sweet talk mum all day for her to let me stay up late and watch Match Of The Day. My dad was never bothered how late I stayed up but my mum didn't like me staying up when I was 6/7 even on a saturday. But when I got to about 12 ish I was virtually allowed to stay up every weekend. And now I stay up all night every day!!