First Grade Sleep Competition

HT accompanied Seth’s class on a field trip today. There was cow milking and ice cream making. It was a fall festival type of thing.

The kids were out in the fresh air all day. They ate bagged lunches.

On the bus ride back to school, one of the first grade teachers raised his hand to get the attention of the children, and whispered out of the side of his mouth to HT, “Watch this. They’ll all be asleep in five minutes.”

Todd didn’t believe him.

“Okay, listen up. We’re going to play a game. Whoever falls asleep first wins! Everyone close your eyes, and no peeking, because if you open your eyes you don’t win. Ready, go!”

Todd said every single kid on that bus, (about 40 of them) fell asleep, and stayed asleep the whole quiet 30 minute ride back to school.

Competitive little bunch.

The teachers had to shake some of them awake to get them off the bus.    

Everybody won.

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7 Responses to First Grade Sleep Competition

  1. Amanda says:

    I’ve been up since 2am with Bear on full tilt. Do you need a bus for it to work? Is that what I did wrong?

  2. pixiemama says:

    Seriously? I can’t imagine that working for Foster.

  3. Carrie Link says:

    He spiked the milk.

  4. Niksmom says:

    Major props to that teacher! LOL

  5. drama mama says:

    I do that to my kids all the time. Works like a charm.

  6. amber says:

    Are you sure there was no NyQuil juice boxes around?


  7. kario says:

    Fresh air.
    Physical activity.
    Repetitive motion of a bus.
    Gentle suggestion of an honored adult.


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