Do these kids think we’re amateurs or something? Their eyelids hurt? They’ll die of thirst without more water? It’s like a big deja-vu when your own kid starts rattling off the same bedtime excuses you used back in 19-something-or-another. What these little stall-masters don’t understand is that you’re not clueless… you’re just too tired to argue.
Ha, I love this press release from Netflix!
I will confess right here, right now: my seven year old twins are NOT into making excuses... they know my husband and I won't buy them!
But: most kids DO make excuses, and they are pretty good ones.
As it turns out, bedtime excuses are universal – more than 60% of parents around the globe are dealing with kids’ stall tactics before bed, adding up to nearly 20 minutes every single night. But guess what? It’s time to take back your night with a little help from Netflix.
The Netflix team continue:
Next time you find yourself in the bedtime battle, just tell your kids they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. Yep, you heard us right, and no, we haven’t lost our minds.
Just recently, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation launched Dinotrux Favourites, new episodes of the latest hit, all in a nice little 5-minute package - letting your little negotiator think they’re getting away with the age-old ‘just five more minutes’ ploy. In a mere 300-seconds, your kids will be speechless as they march themselves up to bed knowing they got exactly what they wanted. You: 1, Kids’ stalls: 0.
If YOU have a “5 more minute” negotiator on your hands, sure it and tag it with #5MoreMinutes on Twitter and Instagram.
As I said, my kids don't do it (only because my husband and I HAD to go all military style from the beginning, as they are twins and they'd run us down mentally if we had let them right from the start), but the best I can offer is: mum, dad - I am thirsty. They DO however like their extra time on their iPads watching Netflix... I won't lie! I kinda LOVE that... as I do too!
Love this handy Netflix chart: