Kids are all kinds of creative as soon as the clock strikes time-for-bed. If you’ve never experienced a child’s bedtime stall tactics then either:
- you’ve never put a child to bed, or
- you’re lying.
Let me know if you’ve ever heard this one:
Can you fill up my water bottle, please?
or this one (after, not more than five minutes earlier insisting that no, in fact, they did not have to):
I have to pee.
or how about this (this one is a popular one in our house)?
My leg hurts. I need a hot water bottle.
And my personal favourite (for real):
I want another hug.
Sweet, right? Except after the umpteenth time, not so much.
Netflix Canada totally gets this and has come up with a solution guaranteed to make kids — and parents — do a little bedtime happy dance.
Now you can launch your own bedtime offensive with Netflix Canada’s 5 Minute Favorites. Picture the confusion on your child’s face — followed by delight — when you counter their bedtime stall tactic with your own #5MoreMinutes of DinoTrux.
(P.S. This also works great at homework time. I’ve never seen my kids so focused on completing their school work just to be able to watch a five-minute episode of one of their favourite Netflix shows!)
And for those evenings when you’ve got more than five minutes to spare at bedtime? Netflix has some fun new options.
Check out Season 1 of Care Bears & Cousins.
And coming November 25th is some intergalactic fun with Home.
Now, no matter what your child’s best bedtime stall tactic, you’ve got the best comeback ever.