Monday, April 8, 2013

Bedtime Procrastination

Have you ever had a child who used every trick in the book to NOT go to bed?  Well today...AJ is trying my last nerves.

I did get him upstairs.  Pooped in the potty.
Thought I was doing good.
Got him in the bath.  But then, it started to go downhill.
Bubble attacks on me.
Get out of the tub, pajamas on, and teeth brushed.  Thought I regained control.
Read a book.  Re-read the same book.  OH NO!

AJ:  "Scratch my back."  His father started this habit.
AJ:  "Give me a massage."

OK...THIS took the cake.
When I stopped, he cried for daddy to come in and do it right.
Are you kidding me?
Started over.  He's comfy.

Me:  "Good Night AJ.  I love you."

I leave.
Then, guess what?
AJ starts crying for something.  I couldn't understand what he was saying.  I go back into the room.

AJ:  "Momma I want Doritoes."
Me: "The kitchen is closed.  We don't eat Doritoes after you brush your teeth."
AJ:  "But, I didn't eat very much and I'm very hungry."

I know he didn't try to give me a GUILT trip.

Me: "Well, lesson learned.  Eat more for dinner."

I leave.  He'll settle down eventually and go to sleep.

At this rate, his negotiation skills will be pretty fine tuned by the time he's 5.  For now, I got his game.  It's not working tonight little buddy.

1 comment:

Soror S.H.E. said...

Get some rest Mommy, you've had a full day. And another full day starts all over again in the a.m.

#doritos (smile)