End Your Bedtime Battles #5MoreMinutes #StreamTeamUncategorised
It was two years ago when I wrote a blog post about not having enough down time at night because of my kids. I wrote about how the kids would do and say anything in their power to avoid going to bed (you can read it here). Our personal favourite stall tactics, were “mommy, I need socks, I can’t go to bed without socks!” What was I thinking?! And of course there were the times the blanket wasn’t straight, cars were needed to be slept with, and finally, the one you can’t get upset with “just one more kiss?”
Well funny enough, these bedtime stalls are still very apparent in our house and I’m sure they hold true for you too. What mom or dad hasn’t heard the excuse “I need to pee”, or “I’m not tired” or “Can I just have some water…PLLLLEEEEEASSSE”.
Well it turns out, our friends at Netflix have determined that the 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. But guess what? It’s time to take back your night and Netflix is here to help.
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, we haven’t lost our minds. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation launched Dinotrux Favorites, an entire episode 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. So let them high-five all the live-long-day knowing you just pulled the greatest parenting stunt of all time. 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.
So no matter what your tactic is to getting your kids to bed at a decent time, or better yet IN a decent time, check out these favourites and let the kids think they are getting what they want!!
Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix StreamTeam. All views and opinions are my own…