“Bed? What’s that? No, I’m not doing that.”

With credit to Jim Gaffigan for the above, let me share a list of diversionary tactics from Owen’s pre-bedtime routine this evening, and how they were met:

“I need a banana.” (Provided a banana.)

“I need milk.” (Provided milk; required a second trip downstairs.)

“I need Daddy.” (Assured him Dad wasn’t necessary.)

“I want to go to bed in Mommy’s bed.” (Snuggled in my bed for a bit…mostly because I’M tired.)

“I need ‘Lassie.’ One more time.” (Sang “Lassie” for the third time; noted Owen doesn’t yet understand the difference between “again” and “one more time.”)

“Daddy! No. Mommy.” (Sighed deeply. Resumed singing.)

“No ‘Lassie.'” (Quit singing.)

“I need Daddy.” (Admitted defeat. Called for Bryan. Continued to rock.)

“Light on.” (Ha. Nope. Not falling for that.)

“‘Lassie.’ One more time.” (One more time, just until Daddy arrived.)

Sweet dreams, little buddy.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on September 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Such a cutie!

  2. Posted by Karyl on September 16, 2014 at 8:41 am

    What a little stinker! Hope you all got some sleep!

  3. Posted by Gramma Great on September 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    The picture says it all!!!!

  4. Posted by Jessica on September 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    I love Jim Gaffigan and I love this post. One of my favorites is, “Having 5 kids is like you are drowning and someone hands you a baby.” Owen is just adorable!

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