Last night as I tried to get Cooper to settle down in bed (we were only 16 minutes behind schedule) he started crying, “Mommy, I have a question for you.” Weird. His grasp of the English language is really starting to crack me up. Anyway… he then “asked” if he could put his toys away before bed! What?
This was absolutely, hands-down a trick to stay up longer. But then he started to cry really hard and tell me that he needed to clean up his toys because his room was really messy. True, it was. So, I let him pick up his toys before bed. Only set us back an additional 12 minutes and he fell asleep with no struggle.
Sometimes sticking to the schedule isn’t worth it.