Number 6 (6 years old) and Number 7 (5 years old) share a room.
They are old enough that sleeping through the night isn’t an issue anymore, but young enough that they still want (and need) the whole bedtime routine.
I often wonder about other peoples’ bedtime routines.
Ours goes like this:
Get pjs on.
Make sure everyone goes potty one last time.
Read a book.
Turn off lights.
Sing Number 7 two songs while I rub her back.
Sing Number 6 two songs while I rub his back.
Number 6 then requires an extra kiss, hug, “knuckles”, high five, and then a kiss on each palm à la The Kissing Hand.
And then they are usually asleep within minutes.
I used to think that I was the only one doing the whole song thing, until I went out with a bunch of moms one night.
That’s when I learned that the majority of us moms have the same nightly song requirement.
The only difference is what songs we sing.
And I thought the songs I sang were a little bit odd.
Until one of the other moms told me the song she sings every night…
The theme song to Paw Patrol.
Ahahahahaha!!! I had a good laugh over that one.
So I figured, since I just put the kids to bed and was thinking about that, that I would share mine.
I have sung the same two songs to Number 6 and Number 7 for the last 18 months.
The same. Two. Songs.
Number 7 requests Raindrops on Roses.
And Away In A Manger.
Two rounds of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
These songs are fine now, in the middle of winter and not too far from Christmas.
But I gotta tell you, when I’m singing Christmas carols in the middle of July when it’s 90°+ outside, I’m sitting there thinking, What the fuck am I doing right now?
But there’s no way I’m gonna try and change up that routine.
Because it’s all about the routine, you know?
So anyway, I just thought I’d share that with you.
Now that I’ve Rudolphed and Away in a Mangered my kids off to lala land for the night, I’d really love to know what (annoying or ridiculous ) songs you guys are singing to your kids over and over and over again.
I’ll be reading the stupid sh*t you do for your kids while I enjoy a glass of wine.
Because Sunday night?
It’s my Friday night.
TGTIM (Thank God Tomorrow is Monday)!