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17 Excuses Kids Use At Bedtime

From bodily functions to wild imaginations... negotiating skills start early.

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1. I'm huuuuungry.

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Nothing makes a kid hungrier than brushing their teeth and putting jammies on.

2. It's too bright.

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"Spring forward" equals still up at 10pm.

3. I'm thirsty!

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Because all the bath water they just swallowed doesn't count.

4. I'm missing one of my animals!

Monkey must be next to Reindeer. Always.
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Monkey must be next to Reindeer. Always.

5. My closet is open.

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Kids aren't alone on this one. Even grown-ups know that closets are freaky.

6. I hear rabbit noises at my door.

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Doesn't matter if you don't have a pet rabbit.

Bunnies are scary for some people.

7. My bed is too springy.

Well, maybe if you'd stop jumping...
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Well, maybe if you'd stop jumping...

8. This isn't the right blanket.

The "right" blanket has puke on it.Looks like she's staying up until you finish the laundry.
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The "right" blanket has puke on it.

Looks like she's staying up until you finish the laundry.

9. My farts are keeping me up.

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It's the same every taco night.

10. My hair is bothering me.

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She refuses to cut it, but when bedtime comes it bothers her cheek...

or neck...

or ear...

or nose...

11. I need another hug.

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We fall for it

every

single

time.

12. There's nothing to do in my bed.

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Because "doing" the sleep thing isn't an option.

13. I can feel my teeth growing.

Thanks for showing him those x-rays, Mr. Dentist.
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Thanks for showing him those x-rays, Mr. Dentist.

14. I can't turn my thinking off.

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Alas, this often lasts well into adulthood.

15. It's too dark.

This is equally as terrible as it being "too bright".
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This is equally as terrible as it being "too bright".

16. The stars are still awake.

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Someone turn the sky off so kids everywhere can get some shut-eye.

17. I'm just NOT sleepy.

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Sure, little one.

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