Sunday 24 September 2017

‘The trampoline is lonely’- Mum reveals thirty hilarious ways her toddler tried to avoid bedtime

Toddler Brushing Teeth
Toddler Brushing Teeth
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Anyone who has had to wrangle a toddler into bed will know that they are pretty good at coming up with excuses to avoid sleep and one mum has kept diary of her little one’s constant battle against bedtime.

Australian blogger Rachel, who goes by the name Mumma McD on her blog, kept note of all the ways in which her little boy tried to avoid slumber, including the time he feared a crocodile was under his bed as well as the occasion he was worried about the trampoline in the garden being “lonely”.

“We are experiencing some intense sleep deprivation at the moment thanks to my two year old party animal, who has decided that sleep is a luxury we can all do without,” Rachel writes.

Here are some of the best reasons Rachel’s toddler is not asleep

“The trampoline is lonely and wants him to jump on it.”

“He is sad about his teddy that he lost. Six months ago.”

“He realises that his night-time nappy has Dora on it, when he clearly requested Diego. Despite all of the nappies in the whole packet having Dora on them (and us having this conversation every night).”

“He is sad because one day mummy will die.”

“He needs just one more sip of water. But from the tap. No, not that tap. The one with the hose in the backyard.”

“There is a crocodile under the bed (thanks Spot). Mummy needs to kill that crocodile now please. Yes, with a hammer.”

Read more of Rachels toddler's excuses on her blog.

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