Bedtime is a wonderfully predictable time of day in our house.
We figured out early on with our first girl Harper that having a steady rhythm to the end of our day made for a more peaceful (and successful) transition to sleep.
Once the girls are in their pjs they each chose a book to read. Then either their Dad or I reads them their books with time to stop to ask or answer questions- or deviate into chats about the day.
…Daddy’s story times are a lot longer than mummy’s.
After books are read, lights are out and prayers are said it’s song time. Our girls are lucky enough to have a whole selection of Lullabies written just for them but over time they have chosen one they like best of all- and we sing this every night with both girls singing along.
I love our bedtime routine as no matter what challenges the day has brought us – we end the day in calm harmony with one another.