7 Ways to Get Your Child to Sleep Longer at Night

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sleeping childI'm really not sure what their deal is, but my parents are constantly bugging me about either going to bed early or sleeping in so that they can get more sleep too. (They're really selfish like that. It's so annoying.)

And I don't know what makes them think that forcing me to go to bed at 8 p.m. or begging me not to wake them up before 6 o'clock in the morning will ever make me change my ways. I'm a kid, for crying out loud, and I'll sleep when I wanna sleep and get up when I wanna get up.

But maybe there are a few things they could do to try and convince me to stay asleep a litttttlllle bit longer every night.

  1. They should just go to bed early and let me stay up, that way they THINK I'm sleeping way longer than I really am. They'll never know the difference.
  2. Just get my dad to fart in my room before I go to bed, and that will make me pass out for a few extra hours.
  3. Make me eat something that I really don't like, and maybe it will make me get sick and I'll need extra rest.
  4. Tell me that I'll have good dreams. That will make me want to stay asleep.
  5. Do something that makes me sad, and that way I'll sleep longer because I don't want to go in your room and see you.
  6. Buy me a new Nintendo DS game in exchange for sleeping in.
  7. Make me jog for a whole hour before going to bed. I'll be tired after that.

The moms at The Stir desperately needed a day off so we decided to let our kids help us write The Stir today -- find out more about them in their blogger profiles and see what they are writing about at Kids Takeover. Happy April Fools! :)

Image via Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie

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Katy Khan

reginald von hoobie doobie? Did the stir get taken over by some hackers?


Katy Khan

OH, I just read the part about your kids helping. That's so cute!

Ty Tripp

I was really looking forward to some good tips. :-(  I NEED SLEEP! lol, cute tho.


12yrmama 12yrmama


Real tips that work for me: A full cup of whole milk. A full tummy sleeps better.

Sound machine, all night. Drown out the early morning dog barking, trash trunk, our alarm, the older siblings, etc.

Super soft, comfy pajamas only/always.

Dark room. Black out curtains and dark walls. I got lucky my girls room had wood paneling, so we won't replace it until after elementary school!

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