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Funny, Clever and Not-So-Clever Bedtime Excuses

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For the life of me, I will never understand the foot dragging to get to bed from kids. Bed time is my favorite time. Hands down. It even beats out food-time. That is big. For whatever reason it is a unifying factor around the world that children just do not want to go to bed. Kids are weird. In their act of defiance towards bedtime, they can also become incredibly creative. Below are some of the top reasons why your child might not quite be ready for bed yet:

  • Sudden and urgent need to take a bath
  • Legs too tired from all of the walking done that day. Simply cannot make it to bed. Just leave me here on the couch by the tv.
  • I’m thirsty, can I have some water?
  • I’m hungry. You didn’t give me enough of the dinner that I refused to eat.
  • Pajamas feel weird, they should probably be changed
  • The cat is on my bed. I don’t want to bother her.
  • Sudden and urgent interest in every aspect of dental health. Brushing, yes. Mouthwash, of course! Floss, um yeah… what am I? A caveman?!
  • Strongly developed interested in whatever sports program is on. This interest diminishes during the daytime.
  • The washing machine is on.
  • The neighbor’s wind chimes are too loud.
  • Is that a candy wrapper I hear you crinkling? Can I have some?
  • You and daddy are talking, and it scared me awake.
  • I do not like green sheets. I can only sleep on blue sheets.

Oy. The excuses are many. Sometimes they even get us! I will admit to having fetched many a glass of water early on, thoroughly believing that my darling was very parched. It didn’t take long before I caught on to the big, foot dragging, production that was playing out. What crazy, funny, or just plain weird excuses have you heard to delay bedtime?

Take Back Your Night!
Tucking them in is magic, it’s just getting there that’s the hard part. So make bedtime a little easier with three new Dinotrux Favorites from Netflix. And the best part? You can promise them one ENTIRE episode before bed… and you’ll only be adding on 5 minutes. Sneaky!


DINOTRUX 5 MINUTE FAVORITE:
BIG BUILD

DINOTRUX 5 MINUTE FAVORITE:
TORTOOL’S SURPRISE

 

Disclosure: This blog is a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. As always, the opinions are real.

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Jenn Perry

The author Jenn Perry

Entrepreneur, Child-Wrangler and Domestic-Goddess-Wannabe, Jenn is a married, mother of two. She is also the founder of That's So Social and Editor in Chief of Travel Mavens. Likes: travel, eggs benedict, yoga pants, dogs, and Netflix.