Here is a little taste of bedtime at my house.
me: "Okay kids it's time to start getting ready for bed."
Kids: "I don't wanna go to bed"
This is followed by all this kids pretending I didn't say anything while screaming and chasing each other around the house. I finally am able to get them to put on their pajamas and brush their teeth.
After story time the kids are finally in bed. Sort of....
This is what ensues after the kids are "in bed."
"I'm thirsty!" x30,000,000
"I have to go potty!"
"Isabella is hitting me!"
"Roxanne was teasing me first!"
Me: "STOP HITTING AND TEASING EACH OTHER AND GO TO SLEEP!!"
"Elijah is on my bed"
"Dabrel id mean!"
This is when I go put Elijah in his own bed and tell Gabriel to cover up and stay still and not to talk so Elijah doesn't think it's time to play. Then it's on to:
"Roxanne be quiet!"
"I am being quiet!"
Me: "NEITHER OF YOU ARE BEING QUIET! GO TO SLEEP."
After about two hours sometimes more if my husband is being overly indulgent with the youngest ones. They are asleep. Sweet, sweet silence! Now it's time to watch some TV. Only there is nothing on anymore since I spent prime time getting the kids in bed.