How do you say goodnight to your child(ren)?

United States
June 5, 2007 12:36am CST
I never realized how excited my daughter gets about our nightly routine until last night. She gets so excited and almost appears to prepare herself for the "festivities". We sing the ABC song and we read a book, and then we do airplane into bed. What do you do??
4 responses
• Canada
5 Jun 07
i don't do much but it really means a lot to my daughter anyway. i tuck her in bed and i have to say a list of things to her and kiss her in between every sentence. if i don't do it right or i forget something she lets me know. i say, i love you, have a good sleep, i'll see you tomorrow, don't let the bed bugs bite.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
that sounds really nice :)
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Mine are spread out so most everything has to happen before they get tucked in bed. We read a story or a chapter of a story. We spend some time talking about "stuff". Then each one gets tucked in individually and given a hug and kiss and we repeat our special good night message to each other. Once everyone is all done then it's lights out but the older ones are allowed to talk quietly for a little bit. The second youngest and the baby get close to the same thing except that they get rocked to sleep instead of being tucked into bed.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
that sounds nice. Sounds like you have a house full. I only have 2 and feel like my hands are full. cudos on keeping it all together.
• United States
5 Jun 07
The reading of a book happens throughout the day. We tell our children to use the restroom, get something to drink, give us a big hug and kiss plus tell them we love them and to pray to God to let Him know we love Him too.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
that sounds great :) It is so important for them to know we love them and we too say our prayers at night. Thanks for the response.
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
5 Jun 07
Oh thats great,me and my kid just pray god joining our hands together,to give us sound and pleasant sleep for the night and then go to bed and even in the mornings we just wish god first than we do in between us.