We’ve started more of a bedtime routine with Pip. Whereon a few weeks ago, I couldn’t even imagine trying to get her to go to bed before 11pm, she now starts to show signs of tiredness and need to go to bed sometime between 8-8.30pm, sleeping (mostly) until morning. After Marto comes home from work, he plays with her, which I think is her absolute favourite time of the day, such is the broadness of her smile and depth of the shrieks of laughter.
Then, bath (with one or other or both of us accompanied by Mr Fish and several ducks – useful for distracting especially for neck washing, which is not favoured), moisturising etc, and a bedtime feed. And tonight, we added Daddy reading a book whilst the bedtime feed is in progress, all three of us freshly washed and sat on our bed.
And up first – The Elephant and the Bad Baby. I found this today in a local children’s bookshop and was compelled to buy it because of the image of a little red haired baby and an elephant causing a sort of rumpus on an old fashioned high street.
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