If your kids are like mine, they have a
plethora of excuses for coming out of bed instead of going to sleep.
Here are some of our kids' excuses:
I need medicine for my... (bug bite,
boo boo, left knee, big toe, etc)
I 'm too hot/cold.
My pillow's not fluffy enough (although
it was just fine the previous night).
There's a cricket outside my window
making too much noise. (one of my favorites)
And my 2-year-old's trump card:
“potty!” (he almost always gets a pass with that one!)
When I mentioned to my dad about the
troubles our kids give us at bedtime, he laughed and said he knew
where they got that from (don't tell my husband!). Okay, fair enough.
But I'm an only child, so multiply my parents' frustrations by three,
and he'll begin to understand my exasperation!