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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sleepy Time Checklist

Slice 1
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Around our house, we try to start winding down for bedtime around 8pm.  This has always seemed reasonable to me.  Some evenings go smoother than others.  Tonight was one of those evenings where Nat (my precocious 5 year old daughter) made it very clear that she felt very awake!  Here's our checklist from the sleepy time routine...
Captured checklist using Notepad

When I heard her say she wasn't tired, I recommended counting sheep.  So, she began counting.
"1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15...".  And she left for the land of nod.  I joined her there soon after noting I'd found my daily slice.


12 comments:

  1. So cute. I have the same problem with my teen. It doesn't seem to get easier. In fact, I have trouble getting her into bed and then the next morning, I have trouble getting her out. LOL

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  2. So cute. I have the same problem with my teen. It doesn't seem to get easier. In fact, I have trouble getting her into bed and then the next morning, I have trouble getting her out. LOL

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  3. I love the inclusion of "Tell Mom I'm not tired!" on your Sleepy Time Checklist. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Treasure those rountines and capture every moment. They are precious and I find those are the stories we remember - the night time rituals and the silly laugh. These will be your dinner table talk during the teenage years! Glad you found your slice. Look forward to connecting this month.
    Clare

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  5. Hi Amy, I will love hearing more about Nat this month, great to see you here. And perhaps all of us could benefit from a sleepytime checklist, especially one that is so successful.

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  6. Amy, I want a sleepytime check list too. I look forward to reading more stories this month.
    Maybe if I had a stuffy I wouldn't stay up so late at night.

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  7. A sleepytime checklist - so that's where I failed as a mom :(

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  8. A sleepytime checklist - so that's where I failed as a mom :(

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  9. Great to see you here, Amy! Another month of fun family slices -- aren't we lucky to have all sorts of stories and ideas living with us? It's going to be a great month!

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  10. I love the simplicity of this post and the way that you took a bedtime routine and turned it into a slice. These are the moments that you'll want to remember and if you don't write them, they will slip away.

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  11. I LOVE your daughter's list! I'm always think how when a child says he or she says they are not tired . . . we tell them to go to sleep! LOL

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