Bedtime Traditions (and Giveaway)

Really Woolly Nighttime Lullabies

Do you remember what it was like to go to bed when you were younger?  Did you ask for 20 glasses of water or want to read the longest book over and over again?

As my boys get older, I’m (usually) loving bedtime routines.  I usually put the younger one to bed, and then get the older one ready.  He likes to sit and read one or two books in the chair in his room.  He gets really calm with his paci and sits in my lap and I read it quietly (with expression and voices) in his ear.  We pray while holding hands.  Then he hops down and goes to bed.  I know this won’t last forever, but I think it is the sweetest thing and one of my favorite times with him during the day.

One of the books I’ve enjoyed recently with him is Really Woolly Lullabies by Tommy Nelson.  Tommy Nelson sent them to me for a review, but all opinions are my own.  We’ve enjoyed the Scripture on every page, the sentence prayer that helps me pray specific things for my toddlers as I’m putting him to bed.

Nighttime routines are important.  They set a peace for the night that is crucial to my children, and probably yours.  Enjoy this time with them, when you can.  It doesn’t always work perfectly in our home, but it is getting better.

If you would like to win your very own copy of these lullabies, just leave a comment on here or on social media and tell me what your favorite song to sing with your children is.


11 Responses

  1. Shyre McCune

    This sounds like a wonderful book. If I don’t win it, I will probably buy it for my grand babies.

  2. Shyre McCune

    Oops, and my favorite song to sing to my grand babies is a very simple one, God is so Good…

    • Kimberly

      I’m sure your grandbabies would enjoy it and enjoy time with you!

  3. Tasya West

    While my little guy isn’t here, yet, I love singing He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands to him, personalizing for him.

    • Kimberly

      That’s great Tasya – already singing to him!

  4. Wendy

    At bedtime, Grace likes to hear me sing Jesus loves Me and then I Love you Lord. The second is one I have been singing since she was a baby and she gets so still to listen. During the day she like the Wheels on the Bus and the B-I-B-L-E. She loves doing the motions to Wheels on the Bus and we have a blast listening to her try to sing B-I-B-L-E. 😉

    • Kimberly

      Wendy – we sang Wheels on the Bus today – we know that well. I poke E’s belly when we get to the horn beeping! 🙂

  5. Patricia

    Last night my 3yo said the sweetest prayer. Bedtime really is a special time! We love singing ‘Thank You Lord’ before we close our eyes. ?