Have you seen the book, “Go the F&ck to Sleep?” I wrote about it around this time last year when I saw it at a friend’s house. It’s a book that looks like a children’s book – but one really for parents. At least I hope no one is actually reading it to their kids!
I think this book should have a companion, a sequel, called, “Wake Your A$$ Up!” Because when your child does not “Go the F&ck to Sleep” they don’t want to wake their a$$ up. This is most definitely the case with my ten-year old daughter.
My girl is a major fan (like her mother) of sleeping in. She’s the one getting shushed repeatedly at night and told to go to sleep. I leave the F bomb out. Okay, fine, saying it under my breath so she can’t hear doesn’t count, right?
Anyway… she stays up too late and then sleeps in too late so that, in the end, each morning I’m late getting out the door. This morning, after several attempts to get her tush out of bed, I finally told her she would not like the outcome if she didn’t get out of bed right this very second. Not sure what I was threatening there but it worked.
My brother has this problem with his daughter, too. He says he literally picks her up (she’s younger) and places her in the bathroom each morning and hands her the toothbrush.
What are your solutions to getting your kids out of bed in the morning? Because this girl of mine is only ten. Imagine the teenage years…