PASCO, Wash. - One mom from Pasco, Wash., decided to write her kids a note in an attempt to get some extra shut-eye.
Samantha Manville said that she and her husband aren't night owls, but on Friday night they found themselves awake at 2 a.m. Their kids -- Alexia, 10 and Liam, 8 -- usually rise at 7 a.m., so the parents put their heads together to come up with the note that might get them a little more sleep, ABC News reported.
The note specifically instructs their children "do not knock and wake up before 10 a.m. unless there is a real EMERGENCY!"
According to ABC News, Manville said she and her husband tried to anticipate what would keep the kids at bay. "We brainstormed trying to figure out what questions would they have," Manville said. "What would make them knock on the door?"
The note reads, "To answer your questions:
- You can have cereal for breakfast
- Yes, you can watch TV / play Wii
- No, you may not go to your friends' house
- No you cannot have a baggie of snacks from the pantry, those are for lunches (yes, I mean those ones)
- You can have an orange for a snack. That means one (1) each!
Alexia - don't antagonize your brother.
Liam -- don't be a whiner . . . or at least not 2 loud [sic] one.
We Love you!"
So did it work?
"I looked at the clock when I woke up and it was 10:06," said Manville. "We made it."
But the note isn't going to be a regular thing. "It was a one-time thing and we got away with it, " Manville said. "But if the kids start to see it all the time they'll just start to ignore it."
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