Monday, March 9, 2009

Night-time Antics

Every once in awhile, we have family time in our bedroom before bedtime. We'll all sit on the bed and read books, the husband will have the music playing and sometimes there will be dancing. If I am folding the laundry, the girls will dress up in our clothes and pretend to be mommy or daddy.
It's always funny to see them dressed up in our clothes and watch them mimic our behavior.

Other nights, Daddy pulls out the puppets. We have a couple-- Animal from the Muppets and a funny googly-eyed monster. The girls absolutely love it when Daddy makes the puppets come alive. They interact with the puppet and talk with it as if the words really are coming from its' mouth and not Daddy.

We enjoy these moments before bedtime, a time to wind down from the busy day and catch up with each other. It seems like the days get busier and and go by quicker than ever and these pre-bedtime moments become precious to me. Maybe this should become a nightly ritual instead of once in awhile.


lady macleod said...

When I want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside I come see you and you never disappoint. I'm having a black period just now - the grief that visits every year - seeing your lovely family I can feel the love. Well done! Well done my friend, and that love will multiply out into the Universe and affect us all - so Thank you!

Sparx said...

I love this, what a great thing to do as a family - and the girls will always always remember it too.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Do it as often as you can. As you say, the days get busy and go by so quickly. They're only this age for a blink of the eye.