Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our bedtime routine...

Takes Everyone puts on their pajamas, brushes their teeth and gets into bed. We read some scriptures, and then spend more time explaining them then we did reading them. (I truly don't mind that part. I like that my kids really want to know what we are reading about.) Night time prayers, lights out, hugs and kisses all around... and then the real fun begins.

Lila fusses and fights and cries and carries on until she wears herself out. Jake seems to be drifting off and then he'll pop up and ask random questions like, "How did the pilgrims treat broken bones?" or "Can the word 'victim' be used in a good way?" Evie lulls you into a false sense of security by laying there silent and still, and then two hours later will come running out with a big smile on her face and ask to be snuggled.

It is exhausting, but apparently not for the children. I know this stage won't last forever (at least it better not...) but right now there doesn't seem to be an end in sight and I don't know what to do. I'm pretty sure it's frowned upon to tie a child to their bed.


Emilie said...

When my father-in-law was a babe still in diapers and the crib, HIS father safety pinned his diaper to the crib mattress so he couldn't roll around.....hmmmmm maybe that explains some things.

Lawson Family said...

We have similar experiences over here with just our girls (thankfully!) They love to come down for "one more hug" and then like to know the name of the TV show we're watching and any other bit of information they can squeeze out before "grumpy mommy" comes out.

But you're right, these days won't last for ever!