I told them it was time for bed and to go get pajamas and brush teeth. Then I noticed some movement outside. This is what I found. Doesn't this paint the perfect picture of what executing bedtime routine is like as the parent? Equal parts of hollering WHAT ARE YOU DOING?, shaking my head, almost always counting in my own head to remain calm, hollering again WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?, repeating the steps of bedtime routine that we have done in the same order every night for the last decade plus, shaking my head, while sometimes trying not to laugh, and also praying I make it through another bedtime routine alive. I present to you...well...I just don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's the queen and her servant. I sort of want a little servant to follow me around and do the things I say too. Really, anyone doing what I say would be golden.
But rest assured, the next step I was back to my script, "IT'S BEDTIME, WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?" Parenthood is certainly interesting.