Monday, February 1, 2010

Most Recent FB Status Update

"Why won't they just put themselves to bed?"

Really...at what age is this not the most dreaded task on the planet?  I remember being in middle school or early high school and watching my parents drag themselves upstairs to bed while I was still on the phone or watching tv.  Usually I had books in front of me to appear studious but it was just a facade of course. 

Had my parents just given up at that point?  Was it the years upon years, night after night dread of such a daunting task that they finally just gave up? 

And how early can I give up?  Just wondering.

3 comments:

  1. 12 years of age, maybe sooner, I have quit trying with my oldest. Done. Thank you very much, though it helps that he doesn't have to be at school until nearly ten.

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  2. My SIL has a 9 year old, 7 year old and just yesterday 2 year old...she doesn't put anyone to bed, makes the 9 year old put the 2 year old to bed and refuses to tuck them in. As much as I hate the bed time issues and fights, I know I'm going to miss it when they tell me they don't need me to put them to bed.

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  3. Mine get themselves ready, but we still read and pray with them each night. If one of us forgets a child, they get sad. It's part of the routine and it's sweet. Once you aren't supervising every toothbrushing, potty time etc it won't feel so daunting!

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