Ah, bedtime. We all want it to be this sweet, magical time of the day – but by “we” I mean “parents” and without buy-in from your kids, it’s never going to happen.

A fact these 15 parents know for sure, because they are quite tired of all the shenanigans and just want to have some time for themselves.

How do I know?

I think you know the answer to that.

15. Are you sure that’s enough time?

Just asking.

14. Whatever works.

Literally, after two hours, no one cares.

13. One or both of you is going to break that pact.

Maybe not tonight, but some day soon.

12. Don’t let her mistakes become yours.

Hindsight is 20/20.

11. Never use new vocab at bedtime.

Rookie mistake.

10. Reason has nothing to do with it.

You will curse anything available after a night of not enough sleep.

9. Nope. Don’t like that.

All talk of ghosts is banned in the dark.

8. You get really good at them after awhile.

So gold star for that.

7. Mayhaps it shall appear.

And make believers out of everyone.

6. No telling what song pops into your head.

Not that it matters. At all.


5. They HAVE to.

Who are you to argue?

4. Lie down in your bed, sir.

Maybe don’t be so fun next time.

3. Not unless you REALLY want to hate bedtime.

Also, kids think everything is scary.

2. Why does everything have to be so hard?

Watching television should be easy.

1. I mean, it is a really good question.

Maybe they wear nametags.

Only four hours until we tackle bedtime at our house.

Is it too early to have a drink? Asking for me.