13 July 2009

Thank God for Naughty Children

Thank you, 4- and 2-year old. Thank you for disobeying me, for dumping untold cups of water on the bathroom floor while bathing. Thank you for tossing said water on your 7-year old sister, as she tried to use the toilet, soaking her completely while she screamed and peed. Thank you for dousing the toilet paper roll I had just replaced. Thank you for pouring so much water on the floor that it seeped out into the hallway and destroyed a wayward book.

Thank you for breaking the "no water outside the bathtub" rule for the umpteenth time. You know better.

And so, you have been sent to bed early, and my house is quiet.

No bed time struggles for me this evening; you are already asleep! Your three older siblings go to bed relatively easily; it's you two who make my evenings tortuous. But not tonight: and for this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Note to self: think of ways to get the wee ones to break rules at 7pm.

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4 comments:

TeacherMommy said...

Sigh. When I put mine to bed early it just means a more prolongued effort to KEEP them in bed.

Viv said...

H doesn't actually stay in bed unless he is totally ready to drop. All the rest have and still do, but, H actually do something I ask/tell/command/order/cajole...NEVER!

Monica said...

It helps if you are willing to let them cry themselves to sleep.

Jen said...

Congratulations on your peaceful bedtime! I love it when it works out like that.