They’ll pay you compliments and pour on the affection. They’ll make promises or deals. They’ll even resort to tormented begging and pouty threats. When it’s bedtime, kids’ll try nearly anything for that precious five more minutes.*
* “five more minutes” is defined here in the sense that children use it: until the child passes out in the middle of whatever they want to be doing forever.
Kids are terrible at telling time and even worse at giving even the teeniest crap about it. Staying up is practically their national pastime. Unfortunately, their parents are on the opposing team.
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