10 Excuses My Kids Have Used to Stall Bedtime

netflix escusesI 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

4 YO: “There’s chocolate all over my sheets.”Netflix Bedtime Staller Infographic USA

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.

What’s the funniest excuse your kids have used to stall bedtime?

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