“I have go to the bathroom!” “I need a glass of water!” “I need to find all 37 of my bed toys (stuffed animals)!” This happens in my home nightly. I remember doing this to my own parents in the um….mid to late 70’s when I was little. Do these kids think we’re amateurs or something? But what my little lovelies don’t realize is that I get it perfectly.. but I’m too wiped out to keep fighting with them.
Turns out, bedtime excuses are universal –more than 60% of parents around the globe are dealing with kids’ stall tactics before bed, adding up to nearly 20 minutes every single night.
However, it’s time to take back your night with a little help from Netflix.
Next time you find yourself in the bedtime battle, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. Yep, you heard us right, and no, I haven’t lost my mind. Recently, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation launched Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites, new episodes of the latest hit, all in a nice little 5-minute package — letting your little negotiator think they’re getting away with the age-old ‘just five more minutes’ ploy.
In a mere 300-seconds, your kids will be speechless as they march themselves up to bed knowing they got exactly what they wanted. You: 1, Kids’ stalls: 0.
At our home, we have had many a bedtime stall. My oldest claims he has to go to the bathroom, my daughter tells us that she’s too tired to get up from the floor and begs us to carry her, and my youngest son runs around sans clothes. Sometimes they pile on my husband. Sometimes they pretend to be invisible.
Have you fallen victim to the bedtime stall trap?
Tucking them in is magic, it’s just getting there that’s the hard part. So make bedtime a little easier with three new Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites from Netflix.