I Love Bedtime

It’s just gone 7pm and the girls are all in bed…yeeehhh!

I do love all three of them dearly but I do love this time of night too.

Well i’m a Mummy to three and I need to refresh and recover before the next day.

Even more importantly, they do too.

Busy days playing all day means we are all exhausted and ready for it.

Poppy’s been at School in the week so she’s even more ready.

We pretty much start winding down straight after dinner.

Quieter toys are played with, the mess cleared away. We might watch a little Cbeebies.

Then it’s bath time for all three….lots of bubbly fun. All the girl love it, even baby Daisy.

Once they are all out, dried and dressed (quite mission when I’m by myself), its back downstairs for a little while.

This is my favourite time of the day.

Snuggles and stories my three little girls. A lovely end to a busy day.

For as long as I can remember we’ve had this routine.

Poppy likes to join in now she can read. She usually goes first.

Then it’s over to Mummy and Daddy. who will read story after story until bedtime.

Books about little girls, princesses, animals, ballerinas and pirates.

They are not too fussy! Except maybe Rosie who always wants Goldilocks.

We are lucky, there’s no fuss in this house at bedtime.

You see they just know what comes next.

I think that is the key.

We all love bedtime in this house.

Here they all are fresh from the bath and ready for bed:

My little cuties.

Won’t be long until I’m off up too.

Night night.

Karen x



10 Comments on I Love Bedtime

  1. Angelique Tonge
    April 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Ah your girls are gorgeous! I love bedtime too! Was just thinking about that when I saw your tweet. Hope you have a good night :) Greetings from a fellow Mummy enjoying the peace after a busy day

  2. NewMumOnline
    April 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous. We don’t have that sort of routine but I do admire you for it.

    With all of your text centred I thought I was on Dear Beautiful.

    Liska x

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      April 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you. I guess we are all different and what works for one doesnt work for another :-) This particular post looked better centred but its not something I will be doing all the time. Lucy’s blog is fab but im not trying to copy her or anything x

  3. Jenny Paulin
    April 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm (3 years ago)

    i always feel bad for thinking it, but i do like it once my two are in bed and i can enjoy a few child free hours. i love your photos and i cannot believe how old Rosie looks in the bottom picture!! beautiful post xx

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      April 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

      Ahh thank you. Rosie Is so grown up all of a sudden & keeps telling everyone she will be 3 soon. She’s picked the cake she wants me to make & everything x

  4. HELEN
    April 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

    you’re not the only one Karen, I used to love it when 7pm came & the kids were in bed…unfortunately it doesn’t stay like that forever so make the most of these early nights, you’ll be going to bed after the girls in the blink of an eye! x

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      April 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s exhausting this parenting lark but they do grow up quick. I can easily imagine a time when I’m in bed earlier than them haha x

  5. Mummyandthebeastie
    April 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I was only saying to Donna on Wednesday that we haven’t got our bedtimes sorted yet. We have always struggled with Beastie, even trying all of the usual routine stuff. If he didn’t want to settle and sleep then he wouldn’t! We went through a phase of it working but now we have 2, they set each other off. I am going to adopt a more strict routine past a certain time but it’s not always easy when I work my long day! We’ll get there I’m sure, I do love my evenings too! Evenings are our reward for a busy day! You always do so well with routines. Would you like to come and stay?! 😉 xx

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      April 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Come & stay haha I’m not that good. We did it from the start so easier than trying to start now. It’s worth being strict though, you could do it but i can imagine when you’ve been at work and are tired its not easy xx


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