Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The bedtime routine around here is simple and carefree (for now).
7:45: Diaper change and into cuddly PJs. On the night pictured, a certain small boy escaped diaper-clad and found his blankie (normally reserved only for bedtime). He was ecstatic to be able to run around with it and all sorts of silly antics followed. He has also recently discovered his belly and likes to pat it.
7:50: The teeth are brushed. Daddy's job, normally. A favorite with Squishy. He could brush his teeth all day.
7:55: Cuddles in the rocking chair with his blanket and his momma. A short prayer. Sometimes (if we are lucky), we receive spontaneous kisses.
8 pm: Lights off! Squishy is tucked into his crib, and he tells us goodnight by putting his blanket over his head, pulling it down, and saying "boo!" (his version of peek-a-boo). After we leave the room, he talks himself to sleep, which normally takes 5-15 minutes.
What is the bedtime routine like at your house? One day I'd like to introduce lullabies (maybe a Saturday night tradition?). Growing up, my older god-sister used to sing lullabies to my siblings and I when she would babysit us...one of our favorites was Jennifer's Rabbit. We liked the part about cookies and oolong tea. :D
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