But Mom, Five More Minutes Please!! #5MoreMinutes
Bed time. You would think that this would be the easiest part of the day for parents, right? Wrong!
I have put every tactic into place from a variety of parenting books but still I can’t get my children to go to bed when I ask them to. I have tried quiet time, bath time followed by reading time, lavender on their pillows and sitting quietly with them in their rooms.
But still I hear:
“Mom, I am thirsty. I can’t sleep without water because my throat hurts.”
“Mommy sweetie pie, you know you are the prettiest lady in the whole wide world.” Okay, I have to be honest I do cave when he calls me his sweetie pie because it is so darn cute!.
“Mom, I am hungry.” (But you ate three bowls of pasta??)
“I never watched my favourite show, how am I supposed to go to bed? I never get to watch tv or do anything fun!”
Now tell me I am not alone here? From the graphic above, clearly as parents we are not alone! Children will do anything and everything they can to play the power card over their parents and get that extra five minutes.
So what do we do as parents?
Instead of dealing with tears and frustration, Netflix understands the spot parents are in and has launched (with DreamWorks Animation) five-minute shows. Yes – you heard that right, five-minute complete shows for your child!
The five more minutes series is based on the new DreamWorks hit on Netflix, DinoTrux. The best part it leaves everyone happy: your child still feels that they had a choice in the matter (they were able to watch a show and stay up a little bit later) and you as the parent eased them into bed with no tears. A win win!
What is the best five more minute excuse you have heard from your child?
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