How many times have you heard your kids say that? Let me tell you, Madison has been on a roll lately. For some reason, she is refusing to go to sleep at night. She’s killing me. I want to get to bed, and she’s staying up later than me and Bill. I refuse to let the 5 year old the run of the house, so I am the one that tends to suffer. Let’s see, her excuses to not go bed include:
- I’m thirsty
- I’m not tired
- I have to go to the bathroom
- I don’t want to sleep by myself
- I hate sleeping
- It’s too loud
A lot of the time, she doesn’t even have excuses. She just slinks herself down the hallway thinking that we won’t notice. Of course, I always do. She’s not as quiet as she thinks she is.
What kind of excuses do your little ones come up with for why they can’t go to bed? What do you do to stop them?