- Check to see if it's time to wake up. If not, wake up anyway and immediately tell parents.
Stain a shirt or couch cushion. Clean out a toy box and leave it empty. Hide a TV remote control. Find a corner to substitute as a bathroom. Sneak cereal out of the pantry and pour it into a shoe in case of a snack prohibition. Change settings on a phone. Get into a losing argument. Test weight limit of refrigerator shelves by climbing up and down them. Grab juice box if available. Push milk carton to floor if necessary. Take parent for a long walk/run when they are least expecting it. Beg for snacks in 15-minute intervals, even if a snack is in hand. Continue to test theory that everything is attainable if a meltdown is long enough. Check the length of a roll of toilet paper. Make sure all doors are open at all times, including the front door but especially the bathroom doors. Create a wall mural with permanent markers or food. Empty a bathtub of water on the floor like the tub is a sinking ship and/or the bathroom floor is on fire. Throw a yogurt cup, toothbrush and tantrum. Carefully select the sharpest toys and place them where a burglar or anybody walking through the house after 7 p.m. would least expect to step on them.Fight sleep like it's trying to steal your family.
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