I really had to laugh tonight. My husband was working so I put the kids to bed and gave them a warning that they were not to come downstairs unless it was an emergency. Last night they had come down at least 4 times after being put to bed and I was so fed up with it!
So, anyway, about 30 minutes after I had put them to bed and come downstairs, my oldest comes down and says "Where's Hannah?" I asked her what she meant. She said Hannah wasn't in her bed. I said "Are you sure?" "Yes, I'm sure. She came down here a while ago." huh? then I hear this little voice coming from the bathroom - "Here I am!" So... long story short, I guess my warning was serious enough that she snuck downstairs because she had to go potty and then was afraid to call for me to help her! (she still won't wipe her own butt...grr!) I asked her why she didn't call me and she said she was just waiting for me to come help her. Not sure how she thought I would do that considering I had no idea the monkey was downstairs!
Kinda scary that a 5 year old is already capable of sneaking out of her room and walking right by me without noticing it! Gonna need better locks when she's a teenager! ha!