I don’t get it. I LOVE going to sleep. Why not kids? They are always asking for 5 more minutes, or stalling bedtime with lame-o excuses.
6 YO: “I just love you and want to snuggle with you more before you get old and die.”
Um… move over and let me get in your bed. Mom: 0, Kid’s Stalls: 1
You ate a cup of chocolate pudding – in bed – and now you are complaining that your pillowcase has chocolate all over it? Mom: 0, Kid’s Stalls: 2
6 YO: “Daddy’s breathing too loud and I can’t sleep.”
Daddy will stop breathing for you. Mom: 1, Kid’s Stalls: 2
4 YO: “I want to clean our playroom.”
It’s more fun when it’s messy. Go to bed. Mom: 2, Kid’s Stalls: 2
6 YO: “I didn’t eat my oranges from lunch today.”
I’ll save them for tomorrow. Mom: 3, Kid’s Stalls: 2
4 YO: “I have a surprise for you.”
Ooh! I love surprise! Now go to bed. Mom: 4, Kid’s Stalls: 2
6 YO: “I need some more cuddles.”
Okay, but just for 5 minutes. I mean, who turns down cuddles? Mom: 4, Kid’s Stalls: 3
4 YO: “I need a flashlight.”
Because… you need to see a lot while you sleep? NOPE. Mom: 5, Kid’s Stalls: 3
6 YO: “You forgot to give me my vitamin.”
You’ll survive. Mom: 6, Kid’s Stalls: 3
4 YO: “My blankie smells like pee.”
Because.. oh, wait, it’s because you PEED IN YOUR BED. Get in the bathtub. Mom: 6, Kid’s Stalls: 4
Beat Bedtime Stalls!
Speaking of 5 more minutes, the next time you find yourself in the bedtime battle, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. Yep, a whole show.
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation launched Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites, new episodes of the latest hit, all in a nice little 5-minute package — letting your little negotiator think they’re getting away with the age-old ‘just five more minutes’ ploy. In a mere 300-seconds, your kids will be speechless as they march themselves up to bed knowing they got exactly what they wanted.