Saturday, July 26, 2008

4 Going on 15

Claire's bedtime routine has been set in stone since she was an infant, and any variation in the ritual causes tears and strife. Really, since she sleeps so well, we don't mind sticking to the schedule. Right now it consists of bath, quiet play with one parent while the other puts Ben to bed. Then Claire gets two stories read to her, one by each parent, followed by prayers and then one parent (whoever doesn't put Ben to bed that night) reads to her from a longer book. Right now we are on book 6 of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.

Anyway, the parent who doesn't read from the book at the end, will kiss her goodnight after prayers and leave the room. Tonight that was Shawn. He always will kiss her while making her laugh by tickling her, etc. Her response to this attention tonight was:

"Dad, stop, you'll give me zits!"

Good grief.


Johnson said...

How sweet that you read those chapter books. If only we could slow down this time. Before we know it they will have zits!


The Fab 4 said...

Is it possible that Claire has the wrong mom? I really think she is my child. That is a great story.

We're rocking some Chronicles of Narnia these days. The end is in sight, and sorry, Clive, but I'm ready to move on!