Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Friday, September 4, 2009

Night Night

Our bedtime routine is one that I don't want to forget. We have created a routine girl. She loves loves loves routines and procedures does not deal well with change so we work with that and make routines fun when we can cause alas, mama who also likes her routines can get bored doing the same ol same ol each and every day. So right now here is how bedtime goes. Lily do you want to ride daddy's shoulders to bed. Yeah! Mommy you go get water and then chase daddy. I go get her water and then Peter puts Lily on his shoulders and he runs around the kitchen while I chase him and then to the bedroom. Once in the bedroom I must catch him by the shoulders (it must be the shoulders each and every night) Then Peter flips Lily from his shoulders and to the floor and Lily climbs in bed and we cover her up. Then I give her a kiss and tell her I love her and she says mommy catch daddy. So Peter tries to pass me I catch him and pretend to fling him towards the bed. He gives her a kiss, two bonks (forehead bump), another one kiss and an eyelash (her words). Then tells daddy to try to catch me. When I end up by her bed again she is laughing so hard she can hardly speak and says with wide eyes did he get you! (And yes each night the same amount of belly laughing eyes are just as wide like it's our first time.) I say he did then I give her kiss, bonk, bonk, kiss, eyelash. Peter and I both tell her night night and tell her we love her and she says mommy daddy sit outside the door. Which we reply ok baby and off we go. (just a disclaimer that she knows we don't sit outside her door cause when she puts her babies to bed or me for that matter she always tells them she will sit outside the door and then happily walks to the living room) Yes we are terrible and we lied to her but when we were having a rough patch this is a strategy I used and I really did sit outside the door WAY back then. So anyways its still part of the routine and it hasn't changed.


Becca said...

I love this post. I'll share mine and Ella's routine.
1. brush teeth, hair
2. wash face and butt
3. pull-up and pjs
4. 2-4 books
5. pray
6. cuddle
7. scratch back and massage it
8. throw "I love you" back and forth with lots of kisses.

Peace and Hugs,

Rhonda said...

Ahhh, what a sweet and wonderful night routine. We too have ours and especially need the routine part for one of our "spirited" daughters!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

Leah and Maya said...

you got to love routines, kids lone them because they know what is going to happen, kind of like reading the same book over and over.

Kelly said...

I love it!!! I am gonna have to get my new look from Nikki too!!!!Yours looks great!!!

Leslie said...

what a great kids still as teens love routines...its really really good for them as adults!!! Abby and her father has a weird routine that i have a hard time doing when he's not arround...he throws stuffed animals at her head ...WHATEVER!!!