I'm linking up with other bloggers today on the Toddle Along Tuesday
Bedtime Routine - Let the Games Begin!
Around 6:00pm, Mary starts to get cranky so Charlie will take her upstairs and bathe and get her jams on. She then comes back downstairs for maybe 15 minutes. I get her bottle ready and we head back upstairs. I sit in the rocking chair while she eats and drifts in and out of sleep. She will usually drink 3 ounces and then fall asleep in her crib. I go back down to now eat my cold dinner because we have yet to time dinner correctly with Mary's bed time.
Henry will be finishing up and then he gets to play while we clean up. At this point 15 minutes has passed and Mary is back awake to finish her bottle. Either Charlie and I go back up, feed it to her and then sush for a few minutes and put her back in the crib. If I have to bring out the big guns, Charlie comes in and sings to her.
At this point it is now time for Henry to get a bath and get his jams on. While Charlie is bathing him, I'm running around getting his bed ready and getting his jams out. I'm also folding clothes and cleaning upstairs.
Henry usually comes back down after bath and gets to watch 30 mins of whatever he wants. At around 7:45-8pm we get a glass of milk and head back upstairs. Usually he is resiting the whole time. We crawl in bed and he gets 2 to 3 books depending on what he wants to read.
We read those, turn off the lights and we lay with him. I rub his back and we talk about his day. I then tell him to close his eyes and there is no more talking. Most nights he falls asleep in 10-15 minutes. This is only because he will not nap at school anymore. If he naps at school it would be an hour before he falls asleep.
Charlie and I do every other night with Henry. You always know you get the good night when you see the stat sheet from school and it says No Nap!
By this time it is 8:30pm and we are staring at each other wondering where the night went.