How many more sleeps to go mummy? This is a classic.

@ellie333 (21029)
December 23, 2008 12:41pm CST
My son asked me earlier how many more sleeps there were until Christmas. I replied two, so he got on the sofa put a blanket over him and went to sleep, he woke up a bit later and said it nows means there is only one sleep left so he can have his presents tomorrow. I said 'I don't think it quite works that way but well done for trying and explained it was night time sleeps bless. What crafty things have your children or anyone elses tried to bring froward an event or delay something or any funny child logic stories would be good. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• India
24 Dec 08
hey ur kid is really cute and smart. When i was small my mother used to teach me and she told me that if i tell the correct answer to a question i will be allowed to play with my friends........Then she asked me the question and my reply was "correct answer"....then i told my mother since i have told the correct answer u must let mr go out..lol:) Happy Mylotting
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Sudarsan, A bit like how do you spell it referring to a difficult word and you answer 'it', so you wre clever as a kid too. LOL. Thanks for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
23 Dec 08
That has to be the cutest thing I have heard. I love that he counts the day until Christmas by sleeps:) You should have said 4 and then he would have taken a nap today and one tomorrow with no complaints!
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Dec 08
Hi Sunshine, I would have said four had I realised his logic bless. I thought it was cute too, he is only four bless and it is the first year he seems really excited. Seasons greetings. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45645)
23 Dec 08
I have nothing like that Ellie. But bless him. There's nothing wrong with his logic. LOL.
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Dec 08
Hi P1kef1sh, Only ONE sleep now as he just fallen asleep a little while ago, ooooh it is getting exciting now. Think I will go asleep dressed Christmas Eve cos can't see me being in bed long enough to change, at midnight he'll be up shouting its Christmas Day. Huggles. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45645)
23 Dec 08
LOL. It used to be like that here a few years ago. Enjoy it whilst you can Ellie. XX
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 Dec 08
Oh I will, I know how quick they grow and ten it will be I want you home before midnight LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
23 Dec 08
Hi Ellie...that is classic bless him. My grandson has been told that santa will come on Christmas eve but the other day he found some presents in my bedroom and asked who they were for so my story was that Santa had left them with me but they were for other children who hadn't got any, but when he starts delivering presents to everyone he will collect the ones in my bedroom and leave some for me...the explanation was sufficient for my grandson to understand he couldn't open them...what white lies we have to tell around this time of year to our little ones!! lol Have a very Happy Christmas hun Love and Huggles littleowl xx
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Littleowl, well I have been having to go and help Santa buy some pressies as he just doesn't have time but he will drop others off Christmas night, his bike hidden in my daughters room so that will come from Santa and the ones under the tree were the ones I helped with LOL, yes we do have to tell some porkies eh! I hope your grandson thoroughly enjoys his presents. Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
24 Dec 08
Oh Ellie so you must be one of Santa's elves bless you lol hope you and jacob and your daughters all have a Happy Yuletide Love and Blessings and many Huggles littleowl xx
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hello Ellie. What a cute story about your son! I think he's quite bright to think this thing through and try to bring on Christmas quickly. Well, although I'm sure my son did cute little things like that as a youngster, I can't remember them (frown). But the other day he was visiting and told me how he told his friends' kids (age 10 and 12) that they should make their parents stay up until one minute after midnight on Christmas eve and then announce "It's Christmas so we can open our presents!" I thought that was pretty funny.
@ellie333 (21029)
3 Jan 09
Hi PeralGrace, A happy New Year to you, hope your had a good Christmas. I thought it was cute too, I had to explain it was night sleeps instead. I can see where your son was coming from on his one bless but Santa doesn't reach all the houses at midnight so what if their pressies hadn't arrived yet? LOL. Hope 2009 brings you all you desire. Huggles. Ellie :D
@sunny0806 (248)
• China
25 Dec 08
From your discussion I know how important Christmas for you and your children. Christmas is not a festival in China. But in cities more and more younger begin to celebrate for this foreign festival. I think in your children' eyes Christmas likes Chinese new year when we adults give them gifts or even money for a good hope. So in China spring festival (Chinese new year)is similar to Christmas in children' eyes. It's maybe the happiest time for children. Merry X-mas.
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@ellie333 (21029)
25 Dec 08
Hi Sunny0806, Yes I guess he celebration is similar to the Chinese New Year and the excitement the children feel then, he suprised me by actually sleeping all night on Christmas Eve bless and I was up before him Christmas morning. Huggles. Ellie :D
• United States
24 Dec 08
Kids minds work in mysterious ways. This is a cute story. When my sons were little they could wear each others pants. One day they were sitting together and the older boy said to his younger brother. "Hey your zipper is open". His brother responded, "No it's not. These are your pants."
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Texaslady52, I just shared this with my older daughters and they laughed when I read this out to them. Kids take everything so literally also don't they, thanks for sharing. Seasons greetings. Huggles. Ellie :D
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Aren't children, and their amazing minds, adorable? My son is 24 now. But when he was little, Christmas Eve was the only night that he was willing to go to bed really early. He thought that if he went to sleep early, Santa would come early and he could get up at 3 a.m. and play with his toys.
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• India
24 Dec 08
i would call him a smart kid nowadays kids are getting smart day by day we got no choice we got to face it..............
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Wilmonarch. Yes kids are smart and getting smarter I agree. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@AmbiePam (43588)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Children's minds are utterly brilliant. I think if we could retain their basic reasoning, we all might find a little more fun in the world. I love to hear stories about people's children who come up with the cutest things.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi AmbiePam, Oh yes I totally agree, I love the way children look at things, the world would be much more fun, much more forgiving and less stressful. One more sleep to go, yippee, have a good one. Huggles. Ellie :D
• India
24 Dec 08
LOL! That's really interesting...a kid's method to speed up Christmas. I dunno if you can call this crafty or plain stupid, but when we were kids, we would make chocolates last for days by taking just a lick at a time. That's because chocolates were such luxury at that time. Now, I can't even bear the sight of chocolates. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Positiveminded, I used to do that with traffic light lollies too to make them last longer, bit of both I guess. LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
• India
24 Dec 08
today is 24th so if today;s night is gone then tomorrow is christmas, so i think only one night stand more for christmas to go.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Vijayanadp, Welcome to myLot. Yes it is only one sleep to go now, yippee. Huggles. Ellie :D
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
24 Dec 08
This story is so cute. I think every little kid has tried to pull that one, and make Christmas and presents and goodies come faster. I remember doing it as a kid. And I think my second cousin tried it this year. What's that they say? The more things change, the more they stay the same. Tell your son it's two night of sleeps, not two naps, until Santa.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Cripfemme, Its only one nights sleep now as it is Christmas Eve here but I just thought it was great they way he went to sleep delibrately to get them out of the way LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
@winterose (39913)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
oh that is really so cute, what an ingenious little boy.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Winterose, it is only one sleep to go now. Enjoy especially the ham/s he he. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Hey ellie! What is with this child? He is too funny! First he is putting poor Ziggy in the crate in the morning. Now he is counting "sleeps" to Christmas! How cute is he! I wish so much I could be there to give him a real hug and squeeze! He is just too precious! I can picture his sweet little face saying that to you so seriously! I wish I could be there on Christmas morning to see how happy he's going to be opening up his prezzies! Now give him another one of his Auntie Opal's hugs and tell him that this one is for Christmas! Love to you Ellie and the whole family! Opal
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
stophgfvcdwertyuiktokjyui123456789110hugdposdwxczxcfhtuvh Hi Opal the above was my son writing stop as it is his word of the week that he knows how to spell gobbldeegook 1-10 a hug for you and some more gobbledeegook. I will take some pics Opal and send to you so you can see him opening some. Love to you too Opal big huggles of it to you from Ellie and Co! Have a good one. xxx
@Humbug25 (12552)
23 Dec 08
Hi ya ellie333 What a clever little boy you've got there!! Lol . I can't say that I can think of anything crafty off the top of my head that my kids have done, well not lately anyway!
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Humbug, I bet they have come out with some classics, its just remembering them eh! I can't think of any others at the moment my little one has come out with. Hope you and the boys have a great Christmas. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
23 Dec 08
LOL, that is a very funny way of looking at it and he deserves credit for thinking devising the plan. I don't think I ever came up that as a child.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Bytemi, He does manage to out wit me a lot of the time LOL. I just had to laugh at this one though as he even went to the effort of going to sleep bless him. Seasons Greetings.Huggles. Ellie :D
@suzzy3 (8401)
23 Dec 08
Kids are just so funny and it must seem like a life time to wait for them.My grandaughter came up to me in a mood and said how long now nanny ,when will it be christmas eve,When will father christmas come,pleading she was and hanging on to me.That was two weeks a go ,she is driving my daughter crazy trying to occupy her so it takes her mind of it,nearly there thats all I say.thing come to those who wait,it seemed to work.My grandson last year his mum took him to see father christmas in our local grotto.He came out "saying is that it one small present crikey whats all the fuss about" his mum "said what do you mean." You told me father christmas would give me lot of nice presents,He gave me a colouring book oh well" he said and carried on walking,my daughter laughed so much she nearly cried he was three. Bless you little son he sounds like someone else i know.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Suzzy, Oh I can imagine your grandson saying that and his making laughing out loud at it. They just say it as they see it, no tact just as it is, bless them. I think kids are great, I wanna be one LOL. Seasons greetings and thanks for sharing, your can really tell your grandaughter not long now, only one more sleep, yippee. Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleone3 (2065)
23 Dec 08
That is so cute. My 2 and a half year old is obsessed with Christmas tress. He just loves them. When we told him that Father Christmas was going to be coming soon, he looked at me and said 'Father Christmas tree coming soon'. He hasn't worked out that they are separate things. So we have now told him that Santa Claus is coming to save any confusion.
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Littleone3, A Father Christmas Tree, I like that one, that is very novel. Next year you could perhaps decorate your tree with red and white and have a santa face at the top istead of the angel LOL. That is fantastic, two and a half bless him. Have a fantastic Christmas. Huggles. Ellie :D
23 Dec 08
Hi ellie, Awwwww that was so sweet of him, my niece used to say can't she have a surpise, she couldn't say the 'r properley so we used to say well it wouldn't be surprise if were give it to her, but her way was thinking that if she gets to open her surprise, she will still be getting another surprise from Santa on Christmas day, she wasen't silly. Love and huggles. Tamara
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@ellie333 (21029)
24 Dec 08
Hi Tamara, I see her logic but I would have said that if she opened that suprise now Santa would know and not leave another one. There are always ways round these things. I did let my little man open one today though as the girls and I will open one a midnight so I didn't see why not as he SHOULD be asleep then LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D