This was when I was babysitting the other night…
at 9:00 pm
Me: Seth, you have to be in bed at 9:30p, ok?
at 9:20 pm
Me: It’s almost 9:30p, you have to be in bed within 10 minutes.
Seth: But I have to brush my teeth first.
Me: Okay, you go do that now.
at 9:37 pm
Me: You should be in bed right now. It’s your bedtime already.
Seth: But I still have 2 minutes…
(oo nga naman)
at 9:30 pm
Me: Okay, it’s 9:30p, go to bed now.
Seth: But how come Nathan doesn’t have to go to bed yet?
Me: He doesn’t know what a bedtime is yet.
Seth: He does!
Me: He doesn’t (He probably does but I don’t think I have enough powers to rationalize with a 2-year-old kid who can’t even pronounce my name properly about bedtimes). Go to bed. I already let you stay later than your bedtime.
Seth: (As we was climbing up his bed) But I have to do my homework!
Me: You don’t have school tomorrow.
Seth: I still have to do it.
Me: No, you do it tomorrow. Go to bed.
Seth: Okay, but you have to read me a story.
Me: I can’t. I have to look after Jared (his 1-year-old brother).
Seth: Please? Please read me a story? Please?
Me: Does your mom or dad read to you everynight?
Me: The you can fall asleep without someone reading a story on you, right?
Me: You’re going to sleep now, right?
Seth: Okay, goodnight.
And he finally went to sleep. Ahhhh. Seth is very makulit –always wants to be in the know but that’s fine because I’m also like that. Lol.