Originally Posted by Bilby
I sleep with a spray bottle by the bed! I figure by the time they have done the damage, there is very little point in me giving in to them. They have to break glass (or each other) for me to give in. Mind you, when desperate for more sleep, I also trick them by starting to walk out of my bedroom, they all tear out of the room to be the first out of the door... but I just shut the bedroom door on them. Takes them a few minutes to realise that not only am I not coming after them, but they can't get back in! It is amazing how they all settle down after that.
In case anyone thinks that we're slug abeds, our darling furchild would start this nonsense about throwing himself into the blinds around 5am in the morning. I'm an early riser---DH is not. My aim became quite good,btw, and Bilby, just like you I would lead the Pied Piper procession out of the bedroom to gleefully slam the door behind their butts and you're right it became quiet after that-----because if you let them out at 5am then they'd be waking you up at 4am down the road. By 6-7am I'd be awake and cheerfully let them out by the back door. Hubby would still be asleep, however. Yes, I think a spray or two in his direction would be most helpful, too.