Bed time routine:
get pajamas on
say family prayers
Brent reads Meg and Joseph a story from a chapter book
I read Sarah some books (sometimes Brent does before he reads to the other kids)
time for kids to be tucked in and go to sleep
I sit in Sarah's room in the recliner and wait for her to sleep and when she is asleep the other 2 are most likely asleep so I turn off lamps and go to bed myself
We have been doing this for a long time so they all know the routine....they still like to goof off during the routine though. Last night I was waiting for Sarah to fall asleep. She was not so tired so she wanted to rock with me (the rule is either rock with me and whisper or stay in her bed and lay down)
So I started rocking her, she was whispering all about Woody, Jessi, and Buzz Lightyear....her favorite movies right now, Toy Story. So she whispered and whispered for about 5-10 minutes and finally looks up at me and says "I'm done with those words" I guess she was tired of talking/whispering so much.
I say "are you tired now?"
she whispers "yeah" and was asleep in about 2 minutes.
Most little kids get excited when dads or moms come home. This is so with Sarah. Brent walks in the door the other day and screams, runs around and then goes up to Brent and says "I am so glad your home now!"
I was driving and the kids were getting sick of driving and wanted to get to where we were going. So Sarah says "Move it cars!"
There are always so many cute little phrases that kids say I wish I could bottle them all up and remember them for all the times when they say not so cute things..... (Sarah's new favorite word: stupid)