My kids will do anything to avoid going to bed. Sit on the toilet for 30 minutes claiming they have to poop, need endless drinks of water, beg for just one more hug and kiss.
In an effort to deter them from climbing back out of their cozy niches, I decided to create a remedy of sorts.
Good Dreams Spray.
We purchased a plastic squirt bottle from the garden section of my favorite Target Boutique. When we got home, I grabbed a Sharpie and labeled it Good Dreams.
We filled it with tap water, a knock knock joke to make it happy (see below), 6 smiles, 2 giggles, a hefty dose of patience, a sprinkle of gratitude, a ray of sunshine and some inadvertent whizpops.
If I had some lavender oil on hand, we would have added a bit for a nice aroma.
Voila! Good Dreams in a bottle.
As with everything in my house, there are rules.
• You must stay in bed for 5 minutes before you get sprayed.
• Kiddos decide how many sprays it will take to ensure sweet dreams.
• If you get out of bed, the magic is broken and there are no reapplications. So stay in bed!
I have also pondered making a different varieties of potions:
Not Tonight Spray
Serenity Now Spray
Get Over It Spray
Who is there?
I eat mop.
I eat mop who?
You eat your poo?