Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bedtime Routine

Mattea has gotten very particular and very precise about her bedtime routine recently. It is almost OCD if you ask me - but I can't imagine where she would have learned that from??? Anyways, before she goes to bed, she must tuck in what seems to be a dozen stuffed animals and dolls. And the kicker is that each one must have their own separate blanket and bottle. I have been trying to minimize this long drawn-out process by sending her to her room while I put Paloma down to give her a head start, but literally she takes at least 20 min laying them just right in her bed and then gently tucking each blanket right on top. The more I rush her the more aggravated and frustrated she becomes, so I have stopped that and realized this is important to her and she won't be able to sleep until this ritual is complete. I must admit she looks so cute when all is said and done. But this would be one of the major reasons we are moving her out of a toddler bed and into a bigger bed!

Do your kids have any favorite bedtime rituals?


Pasifik said...

You have a nice little kid!

Keep posting,


MerrandaVK said...

Ethny's bedtime ritual is having to be disciplined before bed.

nurseheather said...

that is too funny merranda - boy that little ethny is sure challenging you huh? and you commented twice now about wanting more - hmmmm! your a hoot!

Kim said...

You can barely see Mattea among all those blankets and dolls! But doesn't it just melt your heart to see her being so nurturing and loving--she'll be a great mom someday! And she learned from the best :-)