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Best mate is in hospital having a baby.
Her 4 year old son is here, sharing a room with my 4 year old.
He won't go to bed.
He's "not tired"
He wants to watch hellboy
He can't lie down because "it makes my head ache"
He wants to play.
He will have to get up at 6.
I appreciate it's all a bit strange and stuff, but he has some things from home, and I've been up and down like a tarts nightie all evening.
We've took the bulb out as he keeps putting the light on.
I've tried having a chat.
Any more suggestions?
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I agree bribe him.
Other half is upstairs trying to bribe him with marshmallows (he like marshmallows).
It's not working. :bangs head against wall:
He has to be up at 6 as the rest of us get up at 6.
He sat on the stairs till we turned the telly and the light off (open plan house).
I keep hearing him pottering and banging about.
* sigh *
I hope he doesn't come down now...other half is watching Strutter....
I would lie down next to him, talk to him quietly and explain that not sleeping is not an option
Then sing to him until he goes to sleep
Dont feed him marshmallows - I cant see how that will help!
I think that my singing would send him screaming out of the front door.
It was only 1 marshmallow.
He won't lie down, so no point in me lying on his bed....I'll bob off!
I will make him suffer tomorrow though. :insert wicked laugh here:
There will be long long beach walks, playing on the park and general running around.
That'll show him!!
We had a sleepover with a 4-year-old who wouldn't sleep. Eventually DP lay down with the child gently pinning him to bed with an arm - he fell asleep quite quickly. Was about to go mad and run screaming from house..
Well, it's all gone quiet.
I want to look in, but daren't just in case...
1 night down.....
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