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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bedtime Bargaining


This is what I heard over the baby monitor on Thursday night.

J: You can have 2 toys.

B: I have 2 toys! This bear and this bear! This bear has blue eyes and this one has brown eyes.

J: Okay, you are set then. Good night.

B: No wait! I want a drink!

J: No, you had a drink before we got into bed. Good night.

B: No! You said I could have 2 toys OR a drink. I don't want this bear! Take him away! Take him away!

J: (now faced with a sobbing 2 year old and a bear thrust into his hands) Uh...are you sure?

B: (sobbing) Yes please I want a drink!

J: Okay. (He walks out while she is still sobbing and gets her a drink. He silently gives her a drink, she slurps nosily and then lays down.)

B: Good night Daddy. I love you. Have a good sleep.

J: (A little dumb founded) Good night. Have a good sleep.

She did not make one more peep the rest of the night. Talk about knowing what she wants!



  1. This is one of your best posts ever. I hope you are archiving them all.

  2. That was so funny! Even Julien chuckled at that one. She sure is a tough chic. :)

  3. Wow, I wish our bedtime was that easy!! What's your secret!?!?

  4. That is priceless! She is SO smart.

  5. you seem to be hanging in there like a champ. I was worried about how difficult this might be and bought a present for Vanessa cause new toys last my girls a good three days or so in a row! I'll call u today so we can drop it off. great job on keeping a positive attitude!

  6. That's awesome! Gave me a good laugh! :)

  7. How cute! I miss you! I just found some pictures of you, Jenni, and me hanging off the couch and doing all sorts of silly things. What fun days those were. Hopefully I will get to see you again soon!

  8. Dad- You know I do. :)

    Kelly- Glad we could give you a smile.

    Stace- That was an exceptionally easy night. Who knew what was going on!

    Jill- Thanks!

    Laura- She is...it's kind of scary sometimes!

    Jen- I need to call you back.

    Anie- Just wait until Madi starts talking!

    Michelle- Aww, I remember those days! I have a bunch of pictures of us as well. Such fun!

  9. It's nice to know that our kids are not the only ones to bargain (or think of any excuse) not to get to sleep. If only they knew what they're missing out on huh? Someday they will -heh heh heh!


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