Today’s letter is B and so I’ll talk about Bedtime Rituals for my kids.
The bedtime ritual at my house is pretty straight forward and boring at some times. But seeing the smiles on my children’s faces is well worth the time and energy to do it. The only time we don’t follow the ritual is if we are traveling or staying the night other than our home.
So here is our normal bedtime ritual. Each night starts with a bedtime snack. This can be as simple as peanut butter and crackers to even ice cream sometimes. As long as they think it is special you can give them any type of food you want.
Then my kids will pick out certain books (One book per kid) they would want me to read to them. I’ll start with the boys books first and finish reading to the girls. The books don’t have to be long novels type, but short simple ones like “Why Are You So Grumpy About” by Tom Lichtenheld. Longer ones I tend to break down into chapters per night. Even sometimes my kids would want me to read a story out of their kids bibles. The fact you are reading to them is the main thing they remember.
Then I will tuck the younger ones in and let them read for a little bit longer by themselves or have them listen to a CD like Frozen. Which my girls almost know every song by word and sound now. The boys favorite right now is “Everything is Awesome” from the “Lego’s Movie”.
Then I’ll check back later to remove books and shut off the radios and lights in their rooms.
Since I told you what the bedtime ritual is like at my home, what are the ones you do in your home? Are you a parent that has a ritual you follow or one that fly by the seat of your pants? I would like to here other bedtime rituals from other parents. Just leave a brief comment explaining it or even a link if you have written about it on your own blog.
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Since I had my hands full tonight, my first post to the A to Z Challenge is coming late in the day. So here it is.
I picked Attitudes to start out since every parent has to deal with their kid’s attitudes and I’m not any different. Having two boys and two girls, I have seen all sorts of attitudes already in my house. I know I haven’t seen all of them since my girls are only 4 years-old right now.
I have been trying to teach my kids to use the right and positive attitudes as much as possible when they can. An example of my oldest doing this was last year when he got punched in the face by another kid at school. He just dust himself off and kept his cool. He made me so proud that day. that he choose not to fight.
My two girls are a hand full with their attitudes that they have. They are sometimes the best of friends or at each other like cats and dogs. You really have to start worrying about them when they start working as a team.
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Today I’m going to start blogging in the A to Z challenge for the month of April. It is exactly what it sounds like. Starting with the letter A (April 1st) and ending with the letter Z (April 30th). Every Sunday in April is a day off for the challenge. I’m hoping this will help me get back into blogging on a regularly time frame as well as improve my writing skills since they are a little bit rusty.
If you like to know more about this challenge then click here.
While I’m doing this challenge. the content that I will list will still go with the theme of my blog and will do something with my kids or children in general.
I’ll have my first post out in a little bit and it the title will be “Attitudes” since all kids have them from time to time. I will also be posting my postings on my secondary blog as well at Life of a Busy Dad of 4 Kids.