Youngest: "Why do I have lay down first? How come i have to go to be 15 minutes early? It's not fair."
me: "Well, it is fair believe it or not. You may not get to stay up late like your older sibling but you do get two stories. When that child does not."
youngest:"I don't want the fairy book."
me:"then its no hugs til Friday and Mama's bayou."
Read stories said prayers..then lights out with giggles
Oldest: "Its not fair that I only get one story and the other gets two!" (add dramatic foot stomping and animal throwing on the bed at the same time)
me:"Well, you got to finish the show and the other child did not. I think that is more than fair."
oldest: "No, its not. I am going to pick the book we read."
me: "no you are not. neither did the other kid."
oldest: "not, fair. not fair. NO NO NO." (add a few more humphs and bumps).
me: "then I am leaving since you can not act your age and apparently need the same bed time as your sibling."
oldest: "do not!"
me: "yes, you do. you have to the count of one to decide."
Story read and tucked into bed with a stack of animals and me by the kids side..
oldest: "will you stay in here tonight with me. I need you."
A few hours later, I am getting kicked out of the kics bed while the said kid is having a dream. I get the kid to stop. Then a few minutes later more weird pushing and stuff. I take it as my cue to leave the kids side. A few minutes later. I have concissionly regrister, can I sleep in your bed. NO. Go back to your own bed. We will dicuss this in the morning.