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We spent the weekend with my sister and the long trip messed up my sons sleep schedule bad!  Friday night he refused to calm down and go to sleep.  Didn’t matter how much you yelled and threatened him.  Hide and Seek has become one of his favorite games so I decided to play it with him.

I started counting 1-2-3 Ready or not here I come (giggles followed) Then I imaginary looked for him. Next time I went to 5, then 10.  After awhile I just started counting in what I call the hypnotizing voice.

It didn’t take long for him to tell me he was tired and to go to sleep! Win Win for mommy!

If you have a 3 year old with a great imagination and you need help getting them to sleep, this may be a tool you can try!