Today’s comic is Family Circus.
“Mommy says we get to have midnight at 9 o’clock!” – Dolly to her brothers
What is midnight?
Midnight is also known as 12 o’clock at night or the 24th hour of the day if you follow the 24 hour clock. Midnight is the end of one day and the start of the next. In this case, midnight is the end of one year and the start of the next.
What is going on?
The children are celebrating the New Year! It is New Year’s Eve, the night before the New Year which starts at 12 midnight. But because the children are young and need to sleep early they must celebrate earlier in the night at 9 o’clock instead of 12 o’clock.