Ever since my kids are born I have done a bedtime routine that I don’t hardly break.
I used to be obsessed about doing bath EVERY night, but since I have had my daughter I switched to every other day. Bath time is ALWAYS fun because we sing & play with bath toys…swim…the kids LOVE bath & it’s the best time of day because it’s the most time I spend with them ALL day. I usually am working so bath time is when we get to visit.
The next step is I always get them ready for bed RIGHT after bath. We brush teeth & we brush them in the “spinny chair”. Which is the computer chair haha. We hang them upside down and brush their teeth. Works like a charm. Then when they are done getting their teeth brushed we spin the chair pretty fast & then when the chair stops they get tickled. The kids LOVE it.
After teeth I make sure they go potty. They do pretty good…we are still working on Amelia getting potty trained.
Then we go in their room and I will sing some songs with them & we read our scriptures. After that I read one story for each kid. Then we sing one last song and we say our prayers.
I will put them in bed and give them kisses and hugs. I let them hug each other too & they love each other so much!
I will turn on Enya music & turn out the lights. They go to bed so well!
Daddy sometimes lets them read their own books before we turn out the lights. With me I don’t do it because the kids argue more…maybe when they are older they can, but at their age I like them to go to bed haha!
So that’s it. I have timed the bedtime routine to be about an hour a night, but it’s a good time. I hope my kids know how much I love them & how much fun I have with them every night. I am glad they are doing a contest because this topic is one I LOVE. ;o)