Can you go to bed already, please? I am amazed at how the brain of a child works… The way they can think up any excuse in a matter of seconds, especially when it comes to bed time! Here are my favorites from our kids.
“I need my lion mom.” “No, you don’t, you already have one.” “Yes, but I need the other one too.” “Why?” “Because they have to talk to each other!” #sleepalready
“Mom, you didn’t give me any water.” “I did, I gave you a glass of water downstairs.” “Yes, but I have to have the little one now.” Cue my confused face… “What little one?” “I don’t know, just the little one…” #sleepalready
“MOM!!!” (The screams come from upstairs.) “Yes?” … “You didn’t kiss me.” “I did kiss you.” “No, you didn’t.” “Yes… I did.” “No, you didn’t kiss me.” “Yes, I did!” “You kissed me downstairs, but you have to kiss me upstairs.” … 5 minutes later … “Ok, *kiss!” #sleepalready
“PAPPA!!!” (Again the screams come from upstairs). “Maybe there’s a monster in my room.” “No, there isn’t I chased them all away.” “Maybe there’s a little one.” “No, I killed all the monsters, even the little ones.” “I think one went outside.” “No, it didn’t…” “Yes, it did, it went into the tent.” (There is no tent!) #sleepalready
“Please lie by me a little.” “If I lie by you will you sleep?” “Yes, I promise!” “Ok.” (I get my cuddle on) … 2 minutes later … “SO mom, how was your day?” #sleepalready
“MOM!!!” (Seriously… more screams from upstairs!) “Yes?” “My brother wont talk to me.” “Well, he’s not meant to speak to you! He’s meant to be sleeping.” “OH yes.” (busted) #sleepalready
“Pappa, I really need to talk to you.” “OK…” “Like really, it’s really important.” “OK. What is it?” “It’s really, really important!” “OK, so tell me.” “Um, um, um… The sun is sleeping hey?” #sleepalready
“It’s time to sleep.” “But I’m thirsty.” “I gave you water before you came to bed.” “But I need a bottle…” “No, you don’t, you’re not a baby anymore.” (She thinks about it…) “Well, I’m Pappa’s baby.” (hmmmm… she spends 10 minutes explaining that she’s Pappa’s baby) #sleepalready
“Mom.” “Yes?” “I didn’t kiss my brothers goodnight.” “Yes, you did. And you hugged them, and you high-fived them.” “Yes, but I didn’t kiss them after I high fived them.” #sleepalready
“Goodnight, sweet dreams.” “So, mom, how was your day?” “It was good… I spent it with you guys.” “The whole day?” “Yes, the whole day. I spent it with you.” “Was it good?” … hmmmm #sleepalready
I hope I’m not the only mommy that has this every night… Do your kids have tall tales at bed time? Please comment and I will add them to the list :)
Oh yes, the endless spinning it out to get another five minutes when all you want them to do is sleep!!!
Isn’t it so funny how a child can get their brain to function at that time of night ?
Its funny what kids will do for an extra few minutes of awake! Once they are asleep, hopefully they stay asleep!! #abrandnewday
Fingers Crossed.. Double Crossed! ;)
Bedtime is a nightmare- four little girls, none of them want to sleep, all of them need five hundred things and no one wants dad.
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They are buggers, the crap they come up with right on bedtime! I’m not sure if it’s OCD or just merciless distraction half the time….”Mummy, move that book” is a common one for me. Thanks for linking to #chucklemums x
Oh how we live this, night after night, and our littles are 8.5 and almost 6! I am one tired momma and #sleepalready is the nice way to say it! :-) M’wah! <3 <3 <3
Argh my toddler is just like this. She ALWAYS claims to need a poo when she’s in bed. JUST SLEEP ALREADY! #chucklemums