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8.07.2009

Bedtime Takes An Hour

At LEAST an hour, by the time we do snacks, teeth brushing and flossing, stories, pyjamas, and on and on. Is it me, or is that nuts?

It helps to know the time, though. I've been trying to move back their bedtimes in preparation for the impending arrival of the return to school (yes, I'm proactive about these things ;) and am mystified every time when I miss my mark. However when I think in terms of a full hour, it works. It seems odd to bring the kids in the house a full 60 minutes before head-on-pillow time, but that's just what it takes in our house.

What about you? How long is your kids' bedtime routine?

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3 comments:

Amber said...

I would say it takes at least an hour here, too. Maybe longer. We'll start baths at 7:30 or so, and the kids are usually both asleep around 9:00. It's shorter if my husband's home and we can each take one kid, longer if it's just me.

You are so not alone.

Jeanne Elle said...

You're lucky your husband can help! Mine tries but our kids are very fixed on the "mommy routine". Tonight should be interesting 'cause we all slept in (my bad ;)

Jaina said...

Good luck! I don't have any stories to share on this one ;)

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