Don’t worry, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, we all jump through hoops for our kiddos at bedtime.
The actress recently shared some of her seven-month-old daughter Everly’s nap rituals, and all I could think as I read them was, "Yep, been there, done that."
"She is obsessed with Drake’s ‘Hold on, We’re Going Home.’ If I put that on, she will sleep in five seconds," Dewan-Tatum confided according toPeople magazine. Baby Everly also favors Prince’s "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."
So, like many new moms, it seems this star mama has learned the short cuts to sleep for her sweetie.
As a mom-of-three, I have catered to countless unique demands at bedtime.
Take for instance my oldest daughter. She insists on having a million stuffed animals with her in bed, plus certain books, PLUS one of their dad’s baseball hats (to keep monsters away, of course). If one of these dreamland accessories is missing, she simply cannot sleep.
Then there’s my middle daughter, who likes for me to sing to her at bedtime. Like her big sister, she packs so many pals into her bed at night, I can barely find her when I go to check on her. Oh, and both of my older girls have star projectors that play music that they must have to sleep.
My five-month-old is even starting in with her mini-demands. She likes lift-the-flap books read to her pre-nap or bedtime, but only certain stories. I know when she likes a book when her little legs start pumping furiously with excitement. A book she isn’t enjoying is met with whines and complete disinterest.
The truth is I am more than happy (most of the time) to comply with my kiddos’ bedtime requests, as I’m sure Jenna Dewan-Tatum is.
What kinds of hoops do you jump through for your children at bedtime?
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