The 5 Stages of Putting a Toddler to Bed

  1. Fulfillment
    As you share a story or two and marvel at how much growing up this little person you love so dearly has already done
  2. Hope
    As the stories end and there's surprisingly little protest
  3. Fear
    As the protest shows up
  4. Bewilderment
    As this child who has been awake since 6:00 a.m. remains impervious to sleep
  5. Confusion
    As you awake 2 hours later in a stupor, slouched in a chair, unsure where you are or what day it is but hey at least the kid finally passed out