Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" I could tell you about my roommates though, I have had a great opportunity to see first-hand parenting ... [snip!] ... does not understand how it happens no matter how many times I try to explain it to her. I think she is smurfing stupid, really."
I think she just chooses to take the easy way instead of working to break the habit that she allowed and ultimately created. It would take what a week or two to break the habit & that's it.
I feel like the smurf Mom when we go on vacation with some of our friends b/c they let their 4 year old and 1 year old stay up until midnight or until they drop, while mine is asleep btw 7-8PM. I like my alone time at night & my kid needs his rest.