Bird has taken to "pretending" that she is asleep when I go check on her at night. I'm guessing it's so that I will stop reminding her that she needs to pick up all her
Both children have a string of Christmas lights up in their room. They are plugged into a timer, and light up at 7:15am. On the weekends, they are not to come out of their rooms before those lights come on. This system has worked well for over 2 years.
Now, thanks to an unfortunate
"DaddyMommy! DaddyMommy! DaddyMommy!" (repeated until one of us loses the ignoring contest & makes their way to his room)
"What do you need Bug?"
At which point Bug goes over to the window, inches between his dresser & toy bins, and presses the button that will turn the lights on automatically.
"Lights ON!! Bug come OUT!! Milk please?"