Any ideas for making this more exciting or should I admit defeat and take them down?
We do have some favorite stories that make bedtime a little less painful:
Llama Llama Red Pajama is about a little llama who creates all sorts of llama drama at bedtime and needs reminding that even when he can't see Mama Llama, she's always near.
Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball tells the story of a little wombat who likes to do all sorts of things like jump and play. His very favorite thing to do though is curl up with his mama at the end of the day.
The Going-To-Bed Book has her trademark rhymes and illustrations. All the animals take baths, brush their teeth, and put on their pajamas while getting ready for bed. This was one of Drew's favorites for so long that I still have it memorized.
Goodnight Moon . I'm pretty sure you might have heard of it. I have to be honest and say that when I first read this book I didn't like it. I didn't have it as a kid, but we received a copy when I was pregnant with Drew. I found the illustrations a little creepy and the text, well, lacking. (Yes, I know it's for babies, but c'mon. "Goodnight mush"?) Then my sweet baby girl fell in love with it, along with Big Red Barn, and I can't help but love a book that makes her happy and reminds me of her.
Finally, for our construction lover Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site is a sweet story about all the construction vehicles going to sleep for the night.
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