Can't Go Nigh-Night Until...

I know of no other children who get as excited as Madisyn to go to bed! Here's a common night at the Dykema household:

Madisyn: "I tired, I go nigh-night."
Mommy: "Honey, it's too early to go nigh-night. How about we play toys?"
Madisyn (in a whiny tone): "I go nigh-night."
Mommy: "Do you want Mommy to read you a book?"
Madisyn (sometimes a tear is forming by this time): "I go nigh-night."
Mommy: "Can't go nigh-night until you _________."

Sometimes it's pick up her toys, other times it's drink her milk, you get the idea. We have to bribe her to stay up, then depending on the time, we usually give in. We try to get her to bed around the same time everyday, but some days she's just too tired to make it until 8:00. Other nights, when she doesn't ask to go to bed, we ask her if she wants to and she immediately says nigh-night to anyone who's around and gives them hugs and kisses. I really need to get a video of this since I know that it's not going to last forever!


Josh and Kate plus 1 Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:42:00 PM  

How crazy! I suppose it's a "good" problem to have! Better than the opposite! Thanks for your comment on our blog. I wish we were closer & able to hang out too! I hope we can see eachother soon! I really want to meet your adorable little man! Love you guys!

Mindy Thursday, June 07, 2007 8:39:00 AM  

That's adorable! Good thing she isn't putting up a fight - especially at her age, I think it's more common for kids to want to stay up late! What a good little girl :)

Liz Thursday, June 07, 2007 1:37:00 PM  

I hope I have this 'problem'!

I would love to see it on video!

Tom, Lauren and Madilyn Thursday, June 07, 2007 1:45:00 PM  

Hi, you don't know me but...:) I saw your post on The Burkholders blog and I just had to post a comment to this!! :) We have a two year old daughter too, and this is not what happens in our house hold. :) She's not naughty by any means, but doesn't ask to go to bed, that's for sure. :) How sweet.

The Bibler's Thursday, June 07, 2007 6:36:00 PM  

Thanks so much for the note! Of course I remember you from high school...but I don't think I've seen you since! Your family is absolutely beautiful...I am so happy for you! Hope to keep in touch, and thank you so much for the prayers!

Sean, Kelli & Jonah Friday, June 08, 2007 8:04:00 PM  

That is so funny! How cute, yes you should get a video of that to show her when she is older and is wanting to stay up late. Jonah loves bedtime too, it's so nice! I can't beleive you little man is 2 1/2 months already, wow! Yes we do need to get together, we will!

Katie Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:22:00 PM  

We had fun hanging out with you and your family too. We will definitely have to get together again soon. It's nice we found each other in blog world too :)

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

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Madisyn Grace
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