Do You Have a Bedtime Routine?

Do You Have a Bedtime Routine?

Micki Howl
Oct 25, 2011

The picture shows my seven-year-old sister's sentiments towards bedtime, written for the world to see on her wall. It's surprising to me that she would hate bedtime (although I know most kids do) because reading books before bed and listening to music while falling asleep sounds like such a luxury to me!

It's funny because as kids we are given a bedtime routine: brushing teeth, combing hair, the "final pee" as we used to call it, then books and music as the lights were turned out. Now as an adult, I have no routine. Bedtime is a craze of reading last minute emails, confirming schedules for the next day and finally passing out from complete exhaustion. Where is the time to read? What happened to this routine that was instilled in me at such a young age and how do I work back towards it?

As an adult, do you have a bedtime routine?

Image: Micki Howl

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