Bedtime may not be the smoothest time of our day in our home, but we are getting there, and there are several things we enjoy doing right at bed time.
The boys brush their teeth. We usually sit and read our Bible story (right now we are going through The Jesus Storybook Bible). Then my mister puts the boys upside down and I tickle their tummy.
We trade off who puts the boys in to bed each night, and who goes second. When I am the first to put my older to bed, I read him a little bit of a chapter book we are working through together. Right now we are almost finished with Farmer Boy. Then my mister will come in and make up a story and listen to E make up a story too.
With our younger son, we read a book sometimes and sometimes we just sing a song with him.
With both boys, I love to kiss them good night, get zerberts, another hug or two, and tell them for the 6th time goodnight. The last thing I always tell them, even if its been a super long day, is I love you. And I mean it. That’s what I want to go through their heads as they drift off to dream.
Hannah Hall wrote a cute animal board book, God Bless You and Good Night. It talks through a night time routine with cute parent/baby animal pairings. Its cute and will be a favorite in your home by your little ones. My older son liked the raccoons the best.
Thanks Tommy Nelson for this book and they want to give you one too! Just leave a comment with your favorite part of your bedtime routine with your children.
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I love being able to sit down with the girls and talk about their day, read books and sing songs before bed. When Tim gets them first it’s fun listening to him make up stories after they’ve read books. We are with you Kimberly, the last thing we tell them before bed is that we love them!
We love singing worship songs to our boys each night. 🙂
We sing the Doxology before praying.