Mission Impossible

“Warren, your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to get ready for bed before the bad guys find out what you’re doing!”

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This is how Colin got Warren to become excited about bedtime tonight. They were literally running around the house cleaning up toys, throwing on pajamas, and brushing his teeth. I think there was even some rolling on the floor and ducking behind doorways.

Who knew you could take a typically feet-dragging routine and turn it into an high stakes adventure by mere suggestion?

Dum, dum, da da, dum, dum, dum, da-da da, da-da da, da dum…

–October 27, 2008

4 thoughts on “Mission Impossible”

  1. How fun! I can picture them in action. I bet it was fun to watch. At our house we have a bedtime train that the kids get on and we ride around the house and up the stairs to their bed.

  2. way to go for creative parenting. I used to do the “jammie pokey” to get Marin into her pajamas when she was about 2. Like the hokey pokey only getting into her pjs!

  3. Oh man. I think this is a Dad’s business. I don’t have the creativity for this, although I wish I did. Ryan regularly turns running errands with the kids and other mundane things into “operations”. The latest one was called, “Operation Spiderman.” I love it. Good job, Colin!

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