Posted: September 3, 2020 at 9:42 am
A new survey found that parents spend the equivalent of 9 days a year trying to get their kids to go to bed. Seems parents with kids between the ages of 3 and 10 spend about 34 minutes every night getting their little ones to bed – or nearly four hours every week. And in an effort to delay bedtime, kids will come up with an average of three excuses every night.
Here Are the Top 20 Excuses Kids Give for Not Wanting to Go to Bed:
- Saying they’re not tired.
- Saying they’re hungry.
- They to go to the bathroom.
- Saying they’re thirsty.
- Asking for another story.
- Saying they’re too hot/too cold.
- Suddenly wanting to tell you EVERYTHING about their day.
- They want a kiss/cuddle from the other parent.
- Needing to find a certain toy.
- Wanting to cuddle longer with you.
- Saying it’s too light out.
- Wanting to say goodnight to the other parent.
- Saying they’re scared of the dark.
- Saying they can’t sleep without their blanket/toy.
- Saying it’s too noisy outside.
- They suddenly have a headache/tummy ache.
- They are scared of monsters under the bed.
- They want a story from their other parent.
- They really want to tell you about a conversation they’ve had with someone.
- They have to show you a YouTube video they’ve been watching.