It happens like clockwork. Bath at 7pm, snack at 7:30. At 10 to 8 we start our journey up the thirteen stairs to the bedroom.
Step one: “but mom, it’s not bed time yet.”
Step two: “but mom, I’m not sleepy.”
On the landing we turn…”But mom, just five more minutes?”
It’s the small victories that make them happy. The little triumphs that let them feel as though they have a little control over their lives.
“Ok, sweetie. Just five more minutes”
Recently Netflix polled parents to dertermine what their kids will do to get five more minutes before bedtime. I know my own kids are very skilled when it comes to their stalling mathods. William would do anything for a drink of water, or just one more snack… he has yet to learn from his masterful older brother… who sits quietly at the computer…not making a peep. He knows that if he doesn’t drive us crazy, we’ll forget to send him up to bed.
How do your kids compare to the rest of us? Check out the infographic here to learn more.
So, to help with those “just 5 more min” request, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation launched the new Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites! Parents push play on an entire episode and a mere 5 minutes later you can have your kids tucked in on time and parents will have plenty of time for their own Netflix and chill (which in my world is a cuppa coffee and snuggly PJ’s.)