Tuesday, January 5, 2010

don't judge

The Scene: After a long day of playing in the snow, it has just been discovered that Kyler is the second victim of the chicken pox invasion. He has spots covering his whole body and is running a low-grade fever. Mom and Dad are also fatigued to the point of exhaustion.

Me: Almost time for bed!

Kyler: Mo-o-om, I don't have school tomorrow. . .Please let me stay up late!

Me: OK, you can stay up until 9:00, but it's already 8:30.

Kyler: YES!! [fist pumping]

The actual time:

Don't judge us.


Rachel said...

Wow...it's amazing you can still get away with that. Impressive.

We're hoping to get your snow on Thursday. Be sure to blow it our way!

okierivermama said...

OMG, I am laughing my butt off here. That would NEVER work in our house...K can tell time and T knows where all the digi clocks are.
Our solution around here is you can be up X more minutes, I am setting the timer. If there is whining when the timer goes off they lose TV for the next day. It has helped immensely

Bethany said...

I just tell them the truth b/c I like to hear them cry, but I'm going to start using your method. I won't have the fun crying, but I'll get a good laugh at their expense and that's just as good.

Debbie said...

I would never judge. Besides, I used to do the same thing myself!

Elizabeth said...

Smart! We've done that many times, but our 11-year old has finally outsmarted us.

Hope everyone is healthy again soon! Chicken pox as no fun!

Berji's domain said...

That's awesome! :0)
I have been known to put my kid to bed far too early when I was solo parenting while Dr. Daddy was away.

BTW send us your address and we'll send you the bar of soap from the caption contest.

Jenn said...

That is impressive! No judging here at all!

And I hope you are all feeling better!

Lucrecia said...

We got away with that for exactly one day when the time changed recently - and we savored every minute of that extra hour of quiet!!