Elizabeth’s pre-bedtime routine ends with her watching a show on her daddy’s lap. This gets her all chilled out and calmed down and if we skip it, we pay. Occasionally, she watches something on the big television, but normally she watches a show on the iPad. She holds it on her lap and that way, Matt and I don’t have to watch Little Einsteins too.
So lately, she has been doing this and when I say “time for bed!”, she says “after the show is over!” It worked once because I saw that she had less than a minute or two left and thought that was fair. But after that one time, nope. The reason is that now when she says that, she uses her finger to drag that bar on the top of the show and RESTART IT. So it will never end and she will never have to go to bed.
Pretty smart technique, actually.