There are some nights that I really understand why Adam Mansbach wrote the book, ‘Go The F*** To Sleep‘ Some nights my two year old daughter just refuses to go to sleep. Here are some of the reasons she won’t go to sleep;
I don’t want toooooooooo
I want the pillow the other way
No the other way
NO the OTHER way
I want to be on my back
No my BELLY
The blanket fell off my feet
The blanket is the wrong way
NO the OTHER way
I want my baby
My other baby
The blanket fell off my feet again
I need to pee
You lay down daddy
NO daddy Don’t lay down
Daddy lay on your back
My blanket fell off again
Where’s Patchy Patch?
I want the princess blanket
No the whale blanket
No grow bag!
Where is my grow bag?
The blanket fell off my feet AGAIN
I’m not tired
I want to sleep on you
On your belly
On your knee
My blanket fell OFF
I’ve got boggers
I don’t want tooooooooooooo
Where is my puppy?
Where is my cow?
Where is my other cow?
I want to sleep on the car pillow
No the other car
NOOO my princess pillow
My blanket FELL off AGAIN
Each night the battle rages on. I count myself lucky if we both emerge from getting the kids settled into bed by 10pm.
Why won’t your children fail asleep?
LMAO I think you captured that perfectly!!
Thank you, she gives me lots of practise to get it right.
I know it’s not hilarious… but it’s kinda hilarious. K is also full of reasons why she can’t sleep lately, although she is not quite as creative as Ariella…
This too shall pass….right?
Forgot to mention that my favourite excuse is that she is “empty of snuggles” (said with the saddest, most pleading eyes possible)…
It is hilarious the next day, after I drink my coffee. And they ’empty of snuggles’ is adorable. They sure know how to play your heart strings don’t they.
“Empty of snuggles”? Awww. Precious! She’s a master manipulator! 🙂
Take heart it doesn’t last forever, it only seems like it will.
Thanks Christopher I will keep that in mind
Gavin is awesome at sleep – and now, even in a big boy bed. Sometimes it seems like he wants to say “WTF, guys?! Shut up already, it is time for me to sleep.” Cameron is the bedtime manipulator king though. By that point however I’ve lost most of my patience, so I don’t put up with this stuff for long.
We have started sending Simeon to bed first just by a few minutes so he will either fall asleep or get close to being asleep so Ariella doesn’t keep them both up going bonkers.
Oh, man. As the father or a 5-month-old baby, I can see into my future. Funny. Scary. Uh-oh. Lol.
It is more good than bad really.
My child won’t fall asleep because he wants me to read your blog to him. Random I know, but even though at 2 he’s not a dad himself, he can relate to it coming from the child’s perspective.
Oh, and he can’t find his bear…
This might be one of the best comments I have ever gotten.
So funny! Because her “stuffies have to practice for a play”…that is a common one around here 😉
I like that one, my goodness stuffies can be a lot of work.
I think our 3-year old read your list and added to it.
haha yeah they are pretty crafty
Found you quite by accident and happy I did. My toddler isn’t 2 yet but almost there and so far I’ve had no problems but I can surely see it coming. Thanks for preparing me with the excuses. 🙂
Our toddler slept fine until the switch to her new bed. We will get back to a normal nights sleep sooner or later. I just hope it is before our baby is ready to move out of his crib.
Precious. Trying, but precious. 🙂 x