Ways a 4 Year Old Avoids Going to Bed

  1. Lodging a formal complaint that her going to bed is not fair
    "I have to be in bed, and you and Mommie get to watch TV, and I don't get to watch TV..."
  2. I'm scared the bad man will come and take me
    She knows that I will console her for at least 3 minutes on this one.
  3. Wish on an evening star
    From The Princess and the Frog
  4. Sing me a song daddy
  5. Can I peek out the door?
    Just curious what goes on in the rest of the house when she is stuck in bed.
  6. If I keep talking then daddy can't leave the room
    Little motor mouth gets going and I am left slowly backing out the room nodding.