Bedtime is usually a sweet event filled with kisses, hugs, songs, stories, and plenty of "I love you". It can be a challenge, to be sure, but I'd be quick to argue that it's easily one of the best times of the day. I mean, in the end, your kid is fast asleep and you get some quality time alone or with your partner. Still, bedtime isn't all fun and games. Sometimes kids do some pretty creepy things when it's bedtime, probably in an attempt to stay awake that, in turn, can keep you away (out of pure, unabashed fear), too.
For example, my daughter has started to give me this intense, scary stare when she's not ready (or willing) to sleep, but too exhausted to fight it or continue playing. She has also started acted like there's someone in the room with us during bedtime which, you know, is absolutely terrifying. These are both recently new developments that, if I'm being honest, I'm not all that excited about. I've heard too many bedtime ghost stories and watched too many horror movies to think this is in any way, shape or form, cute. Sorry, kid.
My daughter definitely isn't naturally or innately "creepy." In fact, she is one of the sweetest, most living and kind children I think I have ever known. (Sure, I'm biased, but I have to deal with her bedtime routine so I have earned the right to have this opinion.) Still, she has her creepy moments, just like anyone else, and when it's bedtime, I'm bound to notice her doing one of the following: