Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Who Said He Had Options?

I've told you before about some of Jackson's bedtime antics. Jackson has turned out to be the king of procrastination when it comes to falling asleep. We've been out of our normal routine for a few days now with me visiting Luke and Kellyn in the hospital, but last night I made a point to be home early so that I could spend some time with him.

I got home just as Jackson was finishing up bath time and we watched a little bit of All Dogs Go To Heaven that I found in the $5 bin at Walmart. I loved the movie as a kid and figured that Jackson would like it to. It's funny how I forgot that the movie is entirely based on violence, gambling and drinking until you are watching it with your 3 year old. It's everything you want your three year old to see!

Anyways, when the movie had finished and Jackson had brushed his teeth we took him into his room. For a second we thought he was going to go down easily, but no, Jackson decided as he was being tucked in that he wanted no part of this bedtime stuff that we were trying to do.

So he started yelling.

Loudly.

We headed for our bedroom on the other end of the house to try to wait him out. We figured that eventually he would give it up.

After 5 minutes he won.

Jeremy headed into his room to beg him to be quiet talk to him and Jackson came up with something that left Jeremy scratching his head about where in the world he came up with this.

Jeremy: "Jackson, son, it's time to go to bed."
Jackson: "BUT THIS IS NOT MY CHOICE. THIS IS NOT.MY.CHOICE!"
Jeremy: "I'm sorry, but you have to go to bed."
Jackson: "FINE. BUT I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT BECAUSE THIS IS NOT MY CHOICE."

It's funny, but I don't remember giving choices about bedtime!

His choice or not, he was out 5 minutes later. I was left wondering if he's really my child, because anytime I'm given the choice about sleep, I don't even have to think about it!

3 random thoughts:

Samantha said...

I firmly believe nap times and bedtimes are wasted on the wee little ones. It's the big people that really need them.

AmyKnight said...

Hilarious. Where did he get this from??? Kid cracks me up.

Kay said...

I think to have a choice of sleep or not sleep and actually chooooosing sleep is a sign of age. And I mean like grown up.. not 5. I never chose to sleep when I was a kid. And now I think it's been a banner day if I took a nap. LOL

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