Tuesday, May 25

Summer Evenings

Judd gets home anywhere between 6:00 and 6:30. I plan to have dinner ready to go at 6:30 - sometimes it is more like 6:45. After dinner, we clean up and Charlotte announces that it is "POPSICLE TIME!" She grabs a popsicle and heads out the front door to the front steps to watch the cars go by and eats her popsicle.



The bath occurs immediately after popsicle time. But tonight was so nice out that Charlotte and I took a walk after popsicle time.


Either Judd or I give her a bath. Then we spend at least 15 minutes negotiating her into underwear and pajamas. (The child LOVES to run around naked.) A little Yo Gabba Gabba is watched.

We pour a cup of milk and she runs upstairs to pick out 2 books. Either Judd or I read her the books while she sits with us and drinks her milk. She then crawls into bed. We cover her up, sing her a couple of songs, then give her a hug, a kiss, and tickle. (She has added the tickle lately)

9 times out of 10 this is how we spend our evenings. It is a solid routine. There is so much comfort in a routine - especially one that involves popsicles, a warm bath, cuddly stories, and a hug, a kiss, and a tickle.

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