Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Pop quiz

Which of the following did I say to the Bear in an effort to get her to go to sleep tonight?*

A. Why don't you lay in bed and read a book? Sometimes mommy reads in bed!

B. If you don't sleep tonight, you'll have to stay in bed all day tomorrow.

C. Sometimes it's okay to cry, but you still can't get out of bed.

D. You just woke your sister. Now mommy is Not. Happy.

E. I don't care where you want to sleep, this is your bed and you're staying in it.

F. If you keep yelling like that, I'll come in here and sit on you. And I may fart.

G. If you don't sleep, you'll never grow, and you'll be three feet tall forever.

H. Daddy's at work, so we can't call him. If he was here, he'd make you go to bed just like mommy.

I. If I don't hear another peep out of you all night long, we'll make muffins for breakfast in the morning.

Which do you think made her finally roll over and go to sleep?

*At 10:30, 2 1/2 hours after I first put her down


Amy said...

I like the sound of I, even if it isn't right.

Thanks for the Jay Gordon link. If Leo keeps up this "nurse for 45 minutes then decide it's time to play for an hour, then repeat" game too many times, I'll be using it. Come out teeth! Gahhhh!

julie said...

I've used a similar list. Did she roll over for the muffins?

Jane said...

You both win - the muffins were the kicker. Which led to the formation of a sticker chart. A sticker every time she goes to sleep without a hissy fit. Ten stickers to procure "a birthday cake. Pink! And green! With a candle."

Whatever gets me ten nights of no temper tantrums.

And Dr. Jay Gordon? I'm thinking of leaving Husband for Dr. G. Mouse was sleeping through the night, 12 hours, no waking, after 5 nights on his plan. If only it worked on big girls...

Ninotchka said...

I was going to guess the muffins too! Sorry I'm late. :) Good call, Momma!

Anonymous said...

I have a five and a half month old baby girl. Light of my life. It's been hard to see anything as funny lately. But I just laughed out loud when I read your blog...I mean tears streaming down face laughing. I should be sleeping but here I am reading away...just knowing someone else out there is in the same boat makes me feel better.