So the kids' went to bed 1 1/2 hours ago but of course are still wide awake! Caleb just yelled for me to come in and after waiting it out for several minutes I decided to go in their room. They wanted to know when it's "all done bed time" of course. I tried to explain that it's still night time and they have to wait for morning, when Alethia had a great idea.
"Go get a timer Mommy an we get outta bed when it beeps!"
(they use a timer for time-out and this morning when they got up at 5:00am, 6:00am, and 6:30am I decided to get their timer and set if for them so that they knew they couldn't be all done with bed time until the timer beeped - Daddy was out of town and things are always off when that happens)
So tonight I brought in an alarm clock and set it for them and said,
"Now, it's going to beep but not for 10 hours, so it'll be best if you go to sleep."
They got so excited about their clock that they hopped into bed and repeated over and over,
"when it beeps we get out a bed.....when it beeps we get out a bed....."
Then Alethia said, "An I go turn it off if it's too long"
Then it dawned on me that the timer I had set this morning never did go off, but Alethia had started crying around the time that I had set it, so I went in and got her out of be while Caleb still slept.
So I said, "Is that what you did this morning? Did you turn off the timer before it beeped??"
She said, "Yes I DID. It took too long. Now you go out an close the door an I gonna get in bed....an if it's long I turn it off."
She's something, that sweet little thing! She makes me giggle. I wouldn't be surprised at all if she figures out how to turn off the alarm clock before it goes off!