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    14 Reasons Your Child Will Not Go To Bed And Neither Can You

    You have all of the get-your-kid-to-bed routines down. But somehow, someway, your kid always comes up with an excuse to stay awake long past bedtime.

    1. "I'm starving. I probably won't survive until morning without a snack."

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    "Do you really want that on your conscience?"

    2. "Clarissa's mom lets HER stay up until 10:30 every night!"

    3. "My nightlight is way too bright."

    4. "It's too dark to sleep!"

    5. "I have a history project due first thing tomorrow. Can we run to the store for posterboard?"

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    6. "I'm scared of the dark, and dogs, and my studded animals. Also radishes!"

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    7. "I can't go to bed. I didn't brush my teeth enough."

    8. "I think I brushed my teeth too much."

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    9. The neverending story. "I forgot to tell you what happened at the park today. You see, there was this tiny rock and I picked it up and I looked at it and then I put it down.... Mom, you're not listening!!"

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    10. "My nose is too snuffly."

    11. "My nose is too nose-y."

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    12. "You let me have so much fun today that I am NEVER going to be able to settle down."

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    13. "I need to tell you about my dream first. I was lying in this beautiful pile of rainbows and..."

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    14. "I'm not even the teensiest bit sleepy."

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