Sleep-Strike Averted After Parents, Toddlers Reach Agreement on Bedtime Terms and Conditions
El Dorado, AR- The threat of a sleep-strike was averted in the Thomas home after the parties concerned were able to sit down over juice and crackers and hammer out a last-minute compromise that will serve as the House Bedtime Terms and Conditions through 2020, with a parent option for 2021.
With the previous deal expiring at midnight of the night before, the Toddlers Union had made it known that they had no intention of going to sleep until a new agreement was reached. Negotiations that had begun with the morning Cheerios had broken down after the Parent Coalition accused a rogue Union member of vandalizing the hallway wall with anti-bedtime graffiti. Union officials denied involvement and then went on the offensive by claiming that the Coalition had been behind recent Wi-Fi problems that had caused a 48-hour Netflix blackout leading up to today’s negotiations.
Both parties were eventually able to come back to the table and forge the eventual deal that outlined exact parameters for post-bedtime trips to the potty and drink requests. The Union was also able to secure a “maximum TV volume” agreement for the Coalition’s late-night entertainment, as well as having a vote in deciding when football will be watched on the main TV and when it will have to be relegated to a side-screen once college and NFL seasons begin in earnest.
For their part, the Parent Coalition was able to include a “no loud voices before 7:00AM” clause in the new agreement, as well as stricter regulation of juice consumption and periodic testing of sugar levels in toddlers.
The use of Benadryl without “a clear and present health concern” was also banned.