Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bedtime Routines

For as long as I can remember, Will and I have had a special time together every night before he goes to sleep. It started with him asking me to sing him songs - I know some of you are laughing at that request - and the list of songs has grown. We have had this list for quite awhile now, and Will is very insistent that each song gets sung each night in the same order. After singing, he always asks me if I forgot a certain song, and I always assure him that I did not forget anything. When the songs are over, we say a prayer, and then he goes right to sleep. He is fine with going to sleep without this if I am not home, but on a few occasions I have tried to skip this step just because it was so late, but I HAVE to go through this routine every single night. He gets hysterical without it. Honestly, I wouldn't trade it for anything, and I know there will come a day when he is going to want no part of it. In fact, he may be embarrassed someday by this post, but I had to document this special time for us. He actually asked to record himself singing, and then when it got down to it, I had to sing along, too. So sorry about my voice on there, but his is pretty cute! And, yes, I realize there is a Christmas song in there, but it's part of the routine!

I have tried everything to get this video flipped the right way. I just can't get it turned, so I am just going to post it like this. If I can figure out how to change it, I will.


Redhawk said...

Awesome....Mom and Will are great singers. I love this "traditon" that the two of you have.

Nothing greater than a son who absolutely adores and loves his mother.