The Perfect Antidote to the 5 more minutes bedtime stall trap is a sponsored post
My kids literally DID think I was an amateur. The have used EVERY tool in their arsenal to get those 5 more minutes to stave off bedtime. My son is prone to saying he NEEDS A FINAL goodnight kiss (which requires about 8 to ten kisses) and when she was younger my daughter was a “5 more minute” negotiator who gave me some hilarious and utterly out-there excuses to delay bedtime. In fact I remember one night my daughter who was being put to bed by my husband was wailing , ” But daddy I just have to ask mommy one question.” My husband kept trying to firmly but gently tell her that she needed to go to bed and that she could ask me all the questions she wanted in the morning.
Finally after pleasing with my husband to ask me just one question, out of sheer exhaustion he finally relented. My daughter popped out of her bed and said, ” Mommy, mommy, what is your favorite color?”
I also thought they MUST have believed I was an amateur or something! Telling me she couldn't go to bed because her eyelids hurt or my son pleading with me that he would die of thirst without more water? The truth is it’s like a big deja-vu when your own kid starts rattling off the same bedtime excuses you used back in 19-something-or-another. What these little stall-masters don’t understand is that you’re not clueless… you’re just too tired to argue.
Turns out, the bedtime excuses are universal – more than 60% of parents around the globe are dealing with kids’ stall tactics before bed, adding up to nearly 20 minutes every single night. But guess what? It’s time to take back your night with a little help from Netflix.
The Perfect Antidote to the 5 more minutes bedtime stall trap
Next time you find yourself in the bedtime battle, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. Yep, you heard us right, and no, we haven’t lost our minds. do what is The Perfect Antidote to the 5 more minutes bedtime stall trap? Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites, come in a nice little 5-minute package — letting your little negotiator think they’re getting away with the age-old ‘just five more minutes’ ploy. In a mere 300-seconds, your kids will be speechless as they march themselves up to bed knowing they got exactly what they wanted. You: 1, Kids’ stalls: 0. Tucking them in is magic, it’s just getting there that’s the hard part. So make bedtime a little easier with three new Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites from Netflix.
Have you fallen victim to the bedtime stall trap?