Monday, September 19, 2011

Go The F To Sleep

Don’t' judge me.

I know at least 2 to 3 nights a week you are all thinking the same thing and just want to yell "go the F to sleep" from the top of your lungs.

I’m so not condoning this, but I understand.

Nighttime is supposed to be for us.  Time to finally unwind and close up the mommy shop for day. For me its when I finally get time to write, visit other blogs, talk to the hubby in an intelligible manner about grown up things, and the ever so important, loaf around and watch some bad reality TV.  

I earned it.  


Some how though, this memo has not been relayed to our kids.  I truly believe they think we’re out there having some kind of Sprout- Nick Jr.- Disney channel lollapalooza that they are totally missing out on.  Why else do they sneak out of their rooms ninja stealth style, lurking in dimly lit hallways?  They think they're going to catch us in the act.

Yeah, like I’m in my living room sipping wine with DJ Lance and the Yo Gabba Gabba crew..  Um, NOT.  

Seriously, every other hour of the day our kids sound like they have lead feet, stomping and thumping around.  Now all of a sudden, when it’s bedtime, they conveniently learn how to be quiet.  

And when they're not sneaking out of their rooms, they're still getting out of their beds barking orders like they're in the royal family. 

For example:
"Get me some water"
"I want the fan on"
"I need my kitchen towel" (I'll explain this another day)
"I'm hot"
or my personal favorite, "I had a really weird dream"

So what is it?  Do we have to drag our kids half way across the city back and forth in order for them to stay in their beds?  I for one am not averse to taking my son out to run laps around the block a few times if that’s what it takes.

What are some of the techniques you use to keep your kids from getting out of bed at night? Leave a comment and share your techniques.  I'll be using your comments for a follow up post.

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