Saturday, May 06, 2006

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are Almost Ready to Fall Asleep 

  1. The floor-scraping sounds of bedroom furniture being moved around have stopped.
  2. Your admonition to hurry up and finish that book report due tomorrow is met not with whining but silence from the other room.
  3. It's hard to tell in the darkness, but it looks like there might be a tent set up on the front lawn.
  4. While driving back from a long day at the beach, there have been no arguments from the back seat for over five minutes.
  5. The dinner table isn't being cleared and there's no one in sight.
  6. For the little ones, if I can still remember that far back: you feel a satisfying, warm little thump on your shoulder followed by steady breathing against your neck. And maybe a little drool.
  7. They INSIST they are absolutely NOT TIRED!
Uh, hmmm. That's all I can think of. But certainly there must be more -- kids do sleep, don't they?

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