Ahhh, bedtime. Since becoming a parent, I’ve always looked forward to this precious time of day. When my kiddos were small and needed so-many-things and so-much-supervision, bedtime meant that I got a break. Today my kids are six and nine and I’m looking squarely at parenting big kids now. They get their own snacks, buckle themselves into the car and help with household chores. On top of that, they’re really fun and funny. I really feel like I’ve hit the sweet spot with parenting, but bedtime is still my favorite time of the day. It’s not because I need a break, though, it’s because that’s the time when we’re all together. We all pile into my bed and read bedtime stories together.
Read about the five reasons why I love to read aloud to my big kids on the Portland Moms Blog.