Now that my girls are 5 and 8 I really thought that my husband and I were at a place where we could just say goodnight, give them a kiss and we could then relish in T.V land. I don’t know what has happened lately, they have completely fallen off the wagon. I have nothing to blame my children’s awful bedtime antics on. Bed time in our house goes something like this:
Me: “Ok, night night, Kiss Kiss, big hugs, see you in the morning, I love you”
Kid #1: “night night mommy”
Kid #2 :” Moooooooommmmy when are you going to say good night to me”
Me: ” I will be right there!”
Me: ” Ok, I need to go say goodnight to your sister”
Kid #1: ” no, mommy can you please lay with me, I cant sleep.” I say no but the onslaught continues until I totally give in to 5 minutes.
Kid #2: “Mom, where are you?”
Me: ” Ok, night night, sleep tight, love you”
Kid #2:” Mom, I think my ankle hurts, its really sore”
Me: ” really, I think you are fine.” and I rub it quickly, but that is not enough, I continue to be badgered and I end up getting her some ice.
Kid #1: ” Mom, my hand is itchy, I need some of that creme you put on it.”
Me: ” Seriously, this is ridiculous, I just laid with you, now you are itchy”