THE KIDS' ROOM — Bedtime is simultaneously the best and worst part of the day for me. My wife and I are the parents of three wonderful kids, ages 9, 6 and 3. We love them, but we don't always like them — and that often has to do with trying to put them to sleep.
The two older kids share a room and constantly rile one another up after the lights go out, and then wake up their little sister (who has learned how to both climb out of her crib and open doors). So, soon after my wife and I settle in on the couch for some needed quiet time, we either hear giggling, crashing or fighting. We then head upstairs to do the whole bedtime thing again. By round four our patience is expired and our anger heightened.
If you’ve had a rough day watch this...💪😍😏😇😊 pic.twitter.com/MD3Odl2kiF— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 3, 2019
These are the reasons I both love and hate this video. It is a time-lapse of twin toddlers and what they do in their room after the overhead light goes down and the nightlight goes up. It's basically nonstop action: tearing the couch apart, lying all over one another, jumping on everything in sight, and then climbing on it for good measure. It's chaos, and I can just feel the parents' anxiety as they sit in another room trying fruitlessly to ignore it.
Finally, mom and dad show up to put the kids back to bed and clean up. That lasts for about 12 seconds after the door closes and the twins are back at it. Amazingly, however, the children eventually put themselves to bed in their cribs and fall asleep.
That is the really mind-boggling thing. Like these toddlers, my kids will be hosting what sounds like some kind of Olympic event in their room at night; but when I check on them after the noise has subsided, they're asleep, tucked away in their beds as if they never moved after I put them in bed.
This video should calm you if you're a parent, helping you realize your kids aren't the only ones who do this. It will terrify you if you're not a parent about what could be your future. And, it will make you breathe a sigh of relief if your kids are older and out of this stage.
If you're a grandparent you'll laugh as you realize your kids are now dealing with this and it's justice being served.