Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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?