Eight o’clock, that’s too
early!  A baby bedtime!
I want to stay up!

Read me a story.
I want to play some more, please!
Can I have a snack?

It’s still dark outside…
I do not want to get up…
I need some more sleep…


Can you feel my pain?   The monsters really only want to go to bed and sleep if they are so exhausted that they don’t have the energy to argue…a rarity in our house.  We have become fairly creative at bedtime these days but there are times when Momma just can’t do the tap dance.  On those occasions I offer them an earlier bedtime the next day…seems to work!