Here is our most recent dilemma, if you can call it that….I’m calling it that!
If you read the post about it, you know that Jack has gone back to pre-school part time. He goes three days a week. Our general bed time routine involves reading two books in bed before tuck in. Jack has a way of dragging this out. I have no idea how he manages to follow along with all the questions he ask through a book reading.
When he started back to school, I decided to make it one book on school nights. This has caused utter confusion in the little guys mind. I thought nothing of calling the night before school a “school night”. He on the other hand points out to me that he didn’t have school that day, so it is NOT a school night. He thinks I’m tricking him, he actually says that…”your tricking me mom”!
So every “school night” I explain it again…him sitting in his bed with his arms crossed over his chest in a huff. I’m thinking of making up a new name so as to avoid this time sucking routine. I think I spend as much time explaining and RE explaining this concept, that I could have just gone ahead and read three books!
So I’m trying to come up with a new name to signify the need to get to bed in a timely fashion because you can’t sleep until 10 in the morning! I’m drawing a blank….even as I sit here really focusing on it, I’m drawing a blank. I’m taking him to school now and will discuss it with him on the way and report back.
Back from dropping Jack at school. We discussed, he said “you decide”…*sigh*, so I ran a few past him and it looks like we’re settling on “early night” which isn’t catchy and isn’t what I was looking for.
I would love some input on this if anyone has a fresh idea. I’m all out of fresh! If you would, leave me your suggestions? Or…should I just stick with “school night” and wait for him to get it? After all, I never made up fake names for stuff for the others when they were young.