Monday, March 22, 2010

Nocturnal Refusal part II

Nocturnal Refusal: noun. The behavior or set of behaviors employed by a child in order to delay bedtime as long as possible.

The other night I was putting the boys to bed. Bedtime isn't quite as hectic and frustrating as it used to be (see part 1), but that doesn't mean that the little monsters monkeys go straight to bed, either.

"Seven o'clock is bedtime for you," I reminded Philosopher Child. "And Mommy and Daddy go to bed around ten or eleven." Although it could be later if we are watching a movie or had caffeine.

"Wow!" he said. "You must be tired!"

Finally! He gets it! Staying up later=tired during the day, and that is why he should go to bed!

Only, he is right. I go to bed too late and find it hard to get up in the morning. Out of the mouths of babes, right?


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Kristin said...

My youngest child is the king of bedtime procrastination. He can spend hours ignoring me, but as soon as it's bedtime he needs to share everything that has happened throughout the day. And he's homeschooled! So I already know what happened during the day.