PARENTS
08/01/2012 06:17 pm ET

Bedtime Is...: Moms And Dads Tell Twitter What Bedtime Means To Them

To the chagrin of many tired moms and dads -- and the (mock) surprise of one of Twitter's most opinionated toddlers -- the elaborate routine known as "bedtime" comes around every day. And while the actual instant when your head finally hits the pillow can be pure heaven, the push-and-pull it takes to get there isn't rarely smooth sailing. As blogger Glennon Melton says, bedtime is like a game of whack-a-mole when you have little kids in the house.

That's one way to put it. All of you who follow us on Twitter had other ideas. We asked you to finish the sentence "Bedtime is _____," and created a slideshow with some of the best responses. Click through, then add your own answers by tweeting (@HuffPostParents) with #bedtimeis or leave a comment below.

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