Go To Bed, Already!
Here's the scene: It's 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. and you are exhausted, but your children still have a lot of energy and refuse to go to bed. What do you do? Bribes? Yup, according to a survey by Munch Bunch children's books, 17 percent of parents have bribed their kids to go to bed.
So, what is the top bribe to get your kids to go to bed? Parents tell their children, if they go to bed on time during the week, they get to stay up later on the weekend. Also, 6 percent of parents have bribed their kids with candy to go to sleep and 2.5 percent of parents spend an hour pleading with their children to go to bed each night.
What's more stressful than your daily commute to work? Well, according to the survey, 33 percent of parents said it's more stressful to try and get their children to stop watching TV or finish playing a video game than it is for their drive to the office.
If I knew then what I know now, I'd be in bed every night at 8 p.m. As an adult, I only dream of the days I had enough energy to do anything and never needed a nap. Can I get those naps back that I passed up as a child, please?