September 10, 2009

Stall Tactics

My 5 year old, Tayleigh, is the queen of stalling before bed. She comes down at least 3 times a night, and usually more.

"Can I get a drink?" at least twice.

"Can I go to the bathroom?"

"Can we play with friends tomorrow?"

When we get to the random questions that can be easily addressed in the morning I start losing my patience.

But tonight, tonight takes the cake.

"Is melon the Spanish word for head?"


12 comments:

Chief said...

priceless...I hope you said yes...

pan x 8 said...

My little Kindergartener has realized when she stalls like that the night before she is very tired the next morning. Now we can get a story, prayers, kiss good-night and no more "out of bed" surprises!

Emmy said...

Lol! Awesome. My daughter was coming out of her room a lot until we threatened to shut her door all the way.. worked for her :)

Debbie said...

Haha! I love it.
My daughters are always asking me if something is spanish for something. It cracks me up.

Kristina P. said...

This totally made me giggle.

Jillybean said...

Too cute!

So, IS melon spanish for head?

Mallory said...

Hilarious!

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

that is just what I needed this morning!

Rochelle said...

Corbin always asks what words are in spanish too!

Loralee and the gang... said...

I love little 5-year-old-isms! So cute!
:~D

Linds said...

My kids sneak out to look for daddy to try and stall bed time. If they see me they run back to their bedroom sceaming! What does that tell you about my parenting style!?!

Brief spanish lesson in case you really wanted to know. Melon (with a long o) is actually the spanish word for melon. La Cabeza would be head.

Carolyn said...

So cute. I have one staller and three that knock out cold. Many times I end up snuggling her to sleep.

I know I'm a pushover.

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