Do you have a bedtime ritual? Something that you do every night before Mr. Sandman visits you? Me being a piggy – Ireally demand a schedule. When my schedule is off, so is my cute little personality – snorts!. For instance, every night mom starts putting me to bed around 8:30pm. I say start because I have a routine here at the Hotel Thompson.
At 8:30pm, mom tells me it’s time for bed. We go into the kitchen to get my bedtime snack and a drink of water.
At 8:45pm, I’ll start wobbling down the hall to my bedroom. I’ll take care of my ‘business’ and get into my toddler bed.
At 9:00pm, mom comes into my bedroom to tuck me into bed and kiss me good night. Sometimes she tells me a story. Sometimes she sings to me and pets my back until I fall asleep. Other times, she sets the timer on my television so I can watch one of my favorite shows for a while before I fall asleep.
At 9:15pm, mom puts Houdini to bed. He’s not one for bedtime stories – he thinks he’s too big for that. Can you believe it? So, she rocks him and puts his onsie jammies on and tucks him in for the night. Rotten little guy – rolls piggy eyes and snorts with laughter.
At 9:30pm, mom and dad go to bed. Mouse Girl and Hemi follow them cause they sleep in their room on the big bed. Hemi snuggles right between mom/dad and has to touch both of them. Mouse Girl sleeps at the bottom of the bed and stretches as far as she can between mom/dad’s feet.
So, do you have a bedtime ritual?