I’m going to want to remember this someday. So, I’m going to share it here with you all and let you see a sneak peek at part of our bedtime routine.
After the kids brush their teeth, we have several nightly “rituals”. First of all, Nathan gets down on the floor and lets Isaac ride him like a horsey to his bedroom. We tuck the boys in and pray for them. More often than not, both boys are in Ethan’s bed. They want to snuggle and we don’t really mind. After we tuck in the boys, we come out to the living room and Audrey wants us to race to bed. Nathan, Audrey, Max and I all race to Audrey’s room. She is always the one to say, “go” and always has a head start. She wins every time. That’s the way it works! Then we tuck her in and pray for her. A few minutes later, she comes out of her room and kisses me on the cheek.
I don’t remember what I did as a child for a bedtime routine, but I do remember my mom tucking me in and lying down next to me and talking to me even as I was older. I have been missing my mom today. When the kids are grown I hope they have as many happy memories of their parents tucking them in as I do.