With school starting in two weeks for Miss C I feel compelled to jump on the bedtime routine bandwagon since any semblance of a routine went to hell in a handbasket in May.
At some point I need to start getting the girls up a little before 7 in order to make the transition less painful for all of us. Sunday night I thought I’d get us all in the mood by playing our olfactory equivalent of Ambien– a classical music CD that I listened to while pregnant with both girls. It’s a lovely mix of soothing music and it helps set the tone for bedtime. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. I drink my own parenting Kool Aid.
Sunday night about 8:30 I had cranked up the Please For The Love Of Sweet Jesus Get Sleepy music while the girls were brushing their teeth. They piled into Miss C’s bed and the hubby was headed that way to tell them a story. Suddenly I heard the familiar singing voice of Barbie Island Princess and Miss C shout, “She’s WORKING! She MADE HER WORK! BARBIE ISLAND PRINCESS IS WORKING MOMMY!”
Great timing Barbie. Thanks.
I went in Miss C’s room to find Miss A on her bed clutching a pink toy microphone and singing along with Miss C’s long dormant Barbie Island Princess karaoke head doll that we thought might be broken, but was brought back from the dead by Miss A.
Barbie Island Princess karaoke doll head may have to come down with a horrible case of laryngitis (known only by me as strategic misplacement of batteries.) At least until school starts.