20 reasons my 3 year old couldn’t go to sleep… in ONE night.

I’m used to the occasional call up at bedtime, different days and different reasons why Pops isn’t ready to go to sleep. If you’re a parent I’m sure you can relate? If you’re little one goes up to bed and straight to sleep I’m happy for you… BUT…


Here are the 20 reasons that Pops couldn’t go to sleep… in ONE night.

1. It’s light out – not bedtime – not dark!!
2. I don’t want one plait I want 2 plaits.
3. Ask daddy for my drink.
4. I’m wearing daytime socks. I need nighttime Ones.
5. I want to play.
6. I need you mummy.
7. I need dinner.
8. I need sauce.
9. I want to watch surprise eggs.
10. I need a wee.
11. I need a wee.
12. I want big teddy.
13. I want colour blanket.
14. Oh no – no more room.
15. My little pony is supposed to be downstairs.
16. Take the trolly down too.
17. I’ll take dolly.
18. Bear fell out of bed.
19. No room in bed.
20. I want to do stickers.


20 reasons and a lot of walking up and down stairs.

What is the funniest or most bizarre reason that your little one wasn’t ready for bed?


Until the next post,

Are and Pops.

1 Comment

  1. February 11, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Haha, very funny post! We have two young girls ourselves and sway between the giggles and frustration with all the bed time requests they set up for us! I think one of my faves to date is ‘daddy, my blanket is cold enough! Make it cold’.

    I blog occasionally for our little company, Pillowscapes – we just sell uniquely shaped pillows to help big and littler people get to sleep. Our girl loves the Peak Pillow! Check us out at : https://pillowscapes.com/

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