Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bedtime routine

Bedtime at our house is usually very repetitive, each night, we have a routine, and we do the same things to get Asher ready for bed. So, naturally, after 18 months, any kid would pick up on "the routine" and start to do it themselves. Well, Asher has been doing that lately. After we wrestle him into his diaper and pjs, he will stand by the microwave with the lid to his sippy cup in his hand, waiting for his milk to be warmed. When it's done, he hands it to me so I can put it on his cup. Then I give him his binky (we are trying to only let him have it at nap and bedtimes...it's going pretty well!!) and he goes to get his blanky. Then, with binky in mouth, sippy cup tucked under his arm, and blanky held up to his face with the rest dragging behind, he tromps off to his bedroom in search of a book to read. After he has found the perfect book (and it really does matter by the way, he totally cares what books are read to him!) he holds out his arms for me to pick him up and sit with him in the rocker to read a story. It is so precious!! I love that he does this because, not only does it mean he is remembering things and learning, etc, but also, that he doesn't mind going to bed. He almost never cries or resists bedtime in any way, he's usually ready! So you can imagine my surprise when I got him out of the tub the other night and was only able to put his diaper on before I witnessed this....

(Don't mind the messy house, clean up time is AFTER Asher goes to bed!!)





This does not look like a child who would, 15 minutes later, be in bed, asleep, which he was. We love our sweet little guy so much. Just listen to that laugh. It's such a happy sound...I LOVE it!!  I also love his little run and his little belly.  Such a cute kid!!

8 comments:

alliehoopes said...

Awwww....he's having so much fun! You are indeed one lucky mom for getting him to sleep so quickly after that :)

Michal Thompson said...

I agree, that was the first thing I thought- what a cute run. Dylan runs like that too- with his tummy ahead of the rest of him. I wish my dylan loved to go to bed. With us I think "as many times as we have done this bed time routine, you would think he would stop fighting it."

Trent & Emily Davies said...

I love little kids laughs they always make me so happy!! I wish Erika would go to bed like Asher does. Its always a fight!

The Lambs said...

It's amazing they ever sleep at all with all their energy!!! Love that laugh! How's your energy?!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

it really is amazing how much energy little kids have, my SIL and I were talking about that on Sunday. i'm hanging in there with my energy... i feel like i had my few months where I could get lots done and felt like supermom, but i feel like that is starting to come to a close. lets just say that bedtime comes at just the right time!! ;)

ryan, maren and leah said...

oh man - what a cutie. i was just grinning the entire time because his giggle is so cute!

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Amanda said...

Silvester giggled the whole movie. he does the same thing - lots of energy and then crash!He's super cute.