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What Kind of Bedtime Staller is Your Kid?

Heather van Mil2221 views

I don’t know about your kids, but mine are master negotiators. I swear they’re going to be lawyers. They love nothing more than to put their skills to use at bedtime, getting every extra second they can wrangle, and they have so many ways to do it! So I want to know, which stall styles do your kids use?  


Master Negotiator: The Master Negotiator comes up with the most logical arguments as to why they should be allowed to stay up. “But Mom, You (Dad, older sibling, friend etc) get to stay up, why can’t I?” “But Mom, I don’t have school tomorrow, can’t I stay up a bit later?” The Master Negotiator takes notes from Mr. Peabody, so you can study up by watching The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show. 

Soooo Thirsty/Hungry: This child’s appetite knows no bounds, and seems to really kick into high gear when it’s time for be, no matter how much they ate for dinner. Aside from planning a healthy bedtime snack before it’s time to sleep, you can study up by watching Garby on Dinotrux to learn a trick or two. 

The Flatterer: The Flatterer is a smooth talker. That child could convince you that the sky is purple and that they should DEFINITELY have a later bedtime. They are as sweet as Tender Heart, so Care Bears & Cousins is your best bet to get a step or two ahead of this sweet talker.

Slow as Snails: Your child raced around all day long but as soon as you want them to get ready for bed, suddenly they move as though they are stuck in mud. Your little snail can get some inspiration from Turbo FAST – maybe one day they’ll be as speedy as Chet! 

The Trickster: The Trickster is as sly and clever as Puss, and will have you bumping their bedtime later and later without you even realizing you’re doing it! Best check out The Adventures of Puss in Boots to figure out what this munchkin is up to! 

Forever Forgettable: Lost their PJ’s? Forgot to brush their teeth or do their reading homework? It sounds like you have a Madeline Hatter on your hands. You can be sure this child will always forget something, so make up a bedtime checklist to ensure that nothing is “accidentally” missed. While you’re at it, catch up on some episodes of Ever After High and take some notes. 

Naked in Protest: This one is kind of a permanent state of being for my kiddos, but if you’re a stickler for PJ’s you can bet your child will find reason to protest. They are definitely getting their inspiration from King Julien so maybe you want to avoid watching All Hail King Julien for a while? 

My munchkins have employed all of the above tactics at one time or another, which is your little one’s favourite to get a few extra minutes before bedtime? 

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