An online retailer has found that children have quite the imagination when it comes to coming up with excuses not to go to bed. We take a look at top ten of them- but I'm sure parents have heard it all!

I need to grow a tree

I need to grow a tree

There's a mermaid under my bed

I need to stay up until midnight because the clock told me so

A banana spider was going to come through my window!

I need to eat toast in the bath first

The fairies were in my bed

I'm looking for aliens

I have to grow a tree

My teddies don't want me in bed!

My cuddly toys keep looking at me

My legs aren't tired

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