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Bedtime Routine - TAT

How do I handle bedtime with 2 little ones? Thankfully they make it pretty easy on us.

I like to get the ball rolling around 7:15-7:30 by heading upstairs. We don't have mostly books in their rooms instead of toys which helps make reading part of the bedtime routine.

We do baths on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We trade off who does bath duty depending on what else needs to be done around the house, which one us needs a break, or is working late.

Cameron gets a story or two but is ready for bed pretty quickly. He is usually in bed before 8pm and is so good about falling right to sleep as long as he has his blanket. Tonight was an early night :)

Alex gets a little bit more attention during the bedtime routine since we are working on reading and he likes the alone time without Cameron. We usually do sight words, then he will read a book and then either Daddy or I will read him a story. If he is still awake after that we let him do a sticker book or play with his Star Wars figurines. Mostly he likes to just roll around with his blankets and stuffed animals.

I will admit there has been a time or two that I have fallen asleep on the bed with him or we have negotiated a "short" story when I'm ready to pass out by 8pm too.

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