Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bed time

Bedtime: My favorite time.

Okay so I've got a little time before I take shower (finally) to write something that I thought some of you may be interested in & I also would like to hear your bed time routines with your children (either on here or facebook!)

Step 1: Bath
 Giving 5 kids a bath is kind of crazy especially when they all want to take one first....I wish we had 2 bathrooms!

Step 2: Kisses, hugs, & stalling.
After about the 5,000th kiss for each kid & 10 millionth hug you can guess that SOMEONE has an excuse. My foot hurts, I got hurt, they hit me, I need a drink....& the list goes on...The famous quote of the night is always....Get your butt back upstairs NOW or I will take away ______!

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for about 10-20 minutes
It's true. I know every single child stalls! I think our kids have got it down to an art if you will!

Last but not least Step 4: Enjoy the peace and quiet
It finally happened. They are asleep. Their tiny angelic faces are at rest for real this time. They aren't hiding anything or getting into anything. They are in dreamland and SOON we will be too....G'night!

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine getting five kids ready for bed. I am glad I only have two. Here is our routine.

    Step one: Bath. We always bathe Lizzy first because she goes to bed before Adam. Of course, there are only two of them.

    Step two: Choice time. The kids are allowed to choose a book or tv time before bed. Lizzy usually chooses a book and Adam usually the TV, but sometimes they will surprise us.

    Step three: Snug Bug. My grandmother used to wrap me in a blanket and say "snug as a bug in a rug", and now I do that to the kids. They love it and ask for it every night. It is our special thing. They say Dad can't do it like Mom can. I miss it the most when I have to work late.