October 18, 2010

Ideas, ideas for the writer...

I haven't talked about it for awhile, but for the past year, I've been writing some children's books.

Five of the ones I've written so far are based on some characters my dad invented when I was a little girl: Three animal friends who learn about friendship and lying and all kinds of other things while gallivanting around a barnyard somewhere in the countryside. And while I'm figuring out what to do with those, I've decided to keep writing.

This time, I'm tackling sleep. Or the lack thereof.

The little boy in my story refuses to sleep because he doesn't want to miss all the cool things he imagines the grown-ups are doing. He does practically anything to avoid bedtime so he can make sure no one's having too much fun without him.

Here's where I need your help...

All you parents, aunts/uncles, big brothers/sisters out there: What do the kids in your lives do to avoid going to bed? Drinks of water, trips to the bathroom, checking for monsters...

I'd love any and all ideas, even if you just make them up. :)

3 backtalk:

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Kayden hates going to bed. He likes to think he's nocturnal (I'm serious). He wants to build a ladder to the moon and light a fire on it to burn it up, so it will always be daytime...One night he wasn't sleeping and was in there polishing his car bed with diaper wipes.

Wendy said...

We need to keep a lamp on in the girls' bedroom so they can fall asleep. Or so they say. The lamp actually keeps them awake and they look at books. Since they share a room there's usually a lot of giggles and talking and singing going on too. My daughter Lydia will ask me what time I go to bed, because she wants to be awake when I go to bed, so she says she's going to count to the highest number she can. Heh heh little kid- little do you know that's probably making you sleepy!

colleen said...

It's been a long time but my sons needed to have me lay with them and rib their backs.

I've been working on some nursery rhymes for the last 20 years. Wonder what will become of them.

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