Day #144 Ginsberg’s Theorem* applied to parenting

Our two and a half year old at bedtime, every day of the week:

Mommy: “Lie down now, honey. It’s time to go to sleep.”

Toddler: “No! It’s time to wake up! Wake up, mommy!”


Our two and a half year old in the mornings on weekends:

Toddler: “It’s time to wake up, mommy! Wake up, daddy!”

Mommy/Daddy: “No, it’s still sleep time.”

Toddler: “Wake up! Wake up, everybody!”

Mommy/Daddy: “Stop  bouncing on the bed pleeeeeeeeease…”


Our two and a half year old in the mornings on weekdays:

Mommy/Daddy: “It’s time to get up now, honey.”

Toddler: “No, it’s time to sleeeeeeeeep.” *rolls away, closes eyes*

Mommy/Daddy: “No, it’s time to wake up. We have to get up and get dressed.”

Toddler: *rolls back, holds up a finger to his mouth* “Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

*Ginsberg’s Theorem is a parody restatement of the laws of thermodynamics:

Prologue: You have to play the game (zeroth law)

  1. You can’t win (first law)
  2. You can’t break even (second law)
  3. You can’t even get out of the game (third law)

Featured photo was taken on 4 April, but the smug mile on his face really felt like an appropriate illustration of today’s post. The only other alternative would have been a gif of me facepalming myself repeatedly.

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