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My daughter likes to extend bedtime. These are the types of things she will say to me in order to do that:

  • “Mommy! I want to read three books tonight! No, three!”
  • “I want to sleep in Mommy Daddy bed!”
  • “Mommy, I’m a mommy too! I’m your mommy, Mommy! Mommy, you need to go to bed, because I’m your mommy!”
  • “Can this just be a little nap?”
  • “I don’t wanna go to school!”
  • “I want a big milk!”
  • “Mommy, I want strawberries.”

  • “Mommy, I want my Cindergrella dress on.”
  • “Why can’t I sleep in my tutu?”
  • “Mommy, I want you to rub my back for a long time! A long time!”
  • “Mommy, my Pull-Up is full.”
  • “Mommy, play with me and sing the mockingbird song.”
    • And then, “Mommy, when Daddy sings the mockingbird song, he says ‘Daddy,’ but we say ‘Mommy.'”

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She doesn’t want to go to bed. She does not want to stop the living. (But honestly, I don’t know. Why do kids dread bedtime?)

Obviously, the older we get, the more we crave the time we can sleep. I basically wake up and think, “When can I get back in bed?”

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