Bedtime with three kids can be summed up in essentially one word: exhausting. Everyone has the end of day sillies, a pocketful of excuses for why they don’t want to go to bed, and I am usually running out of steam, fast. One thing we have learned as each of our kids are at different ages, is that we have to continue to switch things up and adapt.
For the first time ever, all of our kids are going to bed at the same time. We kick off the bedtime show at around 6:45, with the girls favorite thing in the world, MILK. If you’ve been reading here a while, you know that one of our longtime partners is fairlife ultra-filtered milk, we exclusively drink fairlife not only because it tastes so good, but because it has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk. And when you’re giving your kids a full cup of it right before bed that last point matters! 😉 Having their night time milk has not only been comforting for our kids, but also helps to keep their bellies full & sleep better.
We call Claire “the milk man” because she loves to watch me pour the milks & deliver them to the girls as they snuggle up in the chair for their movie. It’s the cutest!! The girls watch about 30 minutes of a movie, and then it’s upstairs we go to brush teeth. I usually rock Claire for a few minutes while Brandon reads a story to the big girls (or if they’re lucky, he makes up a story for them which is incredibly cute). Everyone is tucked in with prayers, kisses & lights out by 7:45. However. This does not mean they are sleeping at 7:45. Claire usually falls right asleep, like within five minutes. Bless her heart. The dancing queens on the other hand, are usually telling stories, switching beds, or like last night, sneaking out of their beds to fully dress up (ballet shoes included) and making clip on earrings out of washi tape until I heard them giggling about an hour later. I tried SO hard to keep a straight face when I walked into their room.
Everyone sleeps until about 7:30 in the morning, when they are jumping into our bed asking for their morning milk. Bonus, fairlife is extra creamy and lactose free, not only will your kids love it on their cereal but it is also an amazing addition to your coffee!!
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