The Deuce normally goes to bed around 9:00 p.m. He’s almost 6 but has always been Mr. Independent. He even has an alarm clock in his room to wake him up for school. However, he has to be constantly told or reminded of things he needs to do around the house. Pick up his clothes off the floor, put the top back on the toothpaste, put your dirty towels in the hamper, etc.
His bedtime ritual which includes starting to get ready for bed, almost ready for bed, and finally getting in the bed was becoming a challenge. I would tell him the things he needed to do before going to sleep and he would do 1 or 2 of them and ignore forget the other 3 or 4. And he was wetting the bed almost every night. Hubby pulled him aside one night while I was folding my 52nd load of laundry. I heard bits and pieces of their conversation about writing something down. The Deuce gave me a kiss goodnight and went to bed. The next morning I discovered this taped to his bedroom door.
Does your child have a bedtime ritual?