Nightly stalling technique…

April 3, 2009

I just put the boys to bed.  I don’t bother going down stairs right after covering them up- it would be a complete waste of time- plus I would have to climb the stairs a half dozen times to answer questions and entertain request.

Tonight was no different.

1.3 minutes after saying good night my oldest wondered into my bed room to execute the nightly stalling technique.  This was his method for prolonging the bed time process:

Mack- (troubled expression)  “Dad, I can’t calm myself down- I’ll probably never fall sleep again as long as I live.  Do you have any advice?”

Dad- (instantly frustrated) “I do have some advice- Go to sleep”

Mack- (head cocked intense look on his face as if he is being introduced to a foreign concept for the first time) “How Dad”

Dad- “Close your mouth, shut your eyes, and don’t move until 9am-  do you have all of that?”

Mack- (processing- I know this because his lips are moving as if he is reciting my instructions to himself) “Got it Dad!”

Off he went.

They’re still screwing around in there I think I’ve been duped. 

Yep, I’m certain that I’ve been duped, my youngest just shot past me with a full mouth of water a can of Lysol and a toilet brush- gotta run, he’s either putting out a fire or scrubbing his brothers teeth. 

Oh how I love our nightly routine.

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Teri and the cats of Furrydance posted the following on April 3, 2009 at 10:49 pm.

Gee, the cats antics here are sort of similar…walk on her face, steal her underwear and make the doorstop thingy go boing boing…

ok…the antispam word tonight is poop stain…you slay me!


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