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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Go to Sleep Already!

So last night we go through our regular bedtime routine which is becoming a three ring circus. They brush their teeth and ask for water and use the bathroom and want stories and finally lay down. The boys go up and from downstairs I can hear them talking but I don't hear them walking and besides am majorly nauseous at night now so didn't get up to investigate. My husband goes up to take his shower and discovers that they have placed half their bookshelf in a great big pile in the middle of the room. At least fifty books in a giant pile. That's not all. As per his usual custom lately, the six year old, pulled all of his stuffed toys down under his covers which he untucked and rolled into a ball under which he is also huddled. In an unusual new twist, he pulled his sheet off and tied it to the headboard because "he liked the way it looked." Sometimes I just don't know what to do with them. I took the books out of the room, straighten and tucked the six year old's sheets and blankets again, removed the stuffed toys from the bed and then screamed just enough to scare them from ever doing that again or at least for last night.

9 comments:

MiMi said...

He tied the sheet to the headboard: "because he liked the way it looks." That is funny! Only not, because I would have been screamy mommy for a long time after that one.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

sounds like my kids.

shortmama said...

Oy bed time routines are exhausting....for the parents at least!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

when i have these moments my son tells me

please don't use that rude tone with me

don't know where he heard that before

good luck with the boys and the murder of the bed sheets - it's a regular occurrence over here

Ed Adams said...

I'm sure this story will be recounted differently by them in therapy one day.

Stacy said...

I HATE bedtime! I have two boys, ages 9 and 11, and it's the same thing! It's ridiculous! If my husband puts them to bed, they don't come down and you don't hear a peep. I don't know what he says to them, but it works!

kys said...

We are dealing with the bedtime drama at this very moment. And, as you can tell, I have given up and am reading blogs. The boys are running around and screaming in a pitch that only dogs and moms can hear.

The Blue Zoo said...

Bed time dramatics are always rough on moms. Good luck!

Unknown Mami said...

Does the bedtime drama ever stop?