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Bedtime Secrets of Our Four Year Old Son

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My baby boy's sleeping habits are giving me and my wife a tough time. Every night when we go to bed, my son would tell me 'Dad I don't feel like sleeping, let's play'. Both me and my wife are working professionals and have to get up early in the morning. So we like to sleep on time.

He will bring all his toys to the bed and starts playing and we are like let’s go to sleep and we’ll play in the morning. He loves playing with his remote controlled cars and robots. And he just can’t get over his latest craze, the remote controlled monster truck he got on his 4th birthday.

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On some days, we'll fall asleep before our son. One fine day, I woke up in the middle of the night and I realized that my son was watching cartoon videos on you tube. I was a little surprised as I use pattern lock in my phone.

I asked him, how did you manage to unlock my phone and what are you doing with my phone in the middle of the might. He cutely replied I have seen you unlocking your phone and I tried the same. I asked 'so why are you using my phone now when everybody else is sleeping'. He replied, both you and mom were sleeping and I was unable to sleep so I thought why not watch 'Oggy & The Cockroaches' on your phone. By the way Oggy & The Cockroaches is his favourite cartoon series.

I was a little surprised on how quickly our little ones learn new things.

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