I want to start this off by saying I love my kids, I REALLY do, but man I wish they would go the eff to sleep! It’s not that I don’t like being around them, hell, I’m with them, all of them, every day, All. Day. Five kids is a lot to keep up with, considering I’m up with my newborn all night and at least one big kid is up by 6am… All of them sleeping is literally the only time I get to be alone. And oh my gosh, I can actually watch something other than Gumball or Octonauts!
This evening’s fiasco consisted of the oldest wanting to stay up to watch a show that isn’t appropriate for the younger guys, one flopping around like a fish out of water and another concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning (he read something earlier about a cat saving it’s family from CO poisoning, which had a happy ending btw). Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.
We started getting ready for bed at 7:30pm. We follow the 4 B’s, bath, brush teeth, book and bed. Same routine every night. Sometimes it goes off without a hitch, and some nights, like tonight, everyone is finally asleep by 10:30pm. I saw this and it cracked me up considering this was an accurate telling of my evening.
I’m not sure who to credit this to, but thank you for being so spot on!
As crazy as they make me sometimes, one day I’ll look back at this, laugh and tell their spouses/significant others how they use to stay up late driving me nuts. As my dad always says, “pay back is a bitch” and boy I can’t wait until they have kids of their own!
What shenanigans do you have going on at bedtime? Leave your comments below and goodnight!