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I got so very tickled by Shane’s blog this morning.  He has to maintain a blog for one of his classes.  This one post had me giggling & eyeballing one particular kiddo here in the house.  This is his post, word for word…

 

Bedtime? Who Needs Bedtime? 

     Before I started college, I would babysit my brothers quite often, and sometimes that would entail putting them to bed.  Now, for anybody that has EVER been a ten year old, you would know that they do not readily surrender to that most vile of foes, sleep.  Despite any amount of procrastination, playing, or arguing, however, they will eventually succumb to the inevitable.  They fall because they do not go to the lengths that they need in order to defeat their natural enemy.  My brother has learned this lesson, and he uses this knowledge well, as I discovered while trying to get him to go to sleep.  After the normal hour-long routine of getting him to take a shower, brush his teeth, and go to his room and STAY there, he continued to get up for one reason or another.  He had a compelling need to tell me that his tooth was loose.  He wanted to make sure his name was on all of his homework papers.  He wanted to see what was for lunch the next day, so he could plan whether to pack his lunch.  He felt the need to argue with me when I told him he could do it in the morning.  He had to go to the bathroom to check on his loose tooth.  He needed to go to the living room to get a tissue because he kept playing with his tooth and made it bleed.  As the time began to approach 11 (on a school night, no less), I thought he had finally gone to bed.  I thought wrong.  Instead of going to his room, he had returned to the bathroom and then proceded to rip his tooth out of his head.  That night, I learned that this boy will do anything and everything to stay up just a little bit longer.  And I am the only person I know that can literally say that putting kids to bed is like pulling teeth.
I read this post to the kid in question & it was all he could do to not bust a gut laughing.  Time to finish up laundry & fix supper.  Just thought I’d share a giggle with ya’ll.

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