every night before bed this is what happens. a scheduled nightly performance of our little miss monkey who loves to jump on the bed. and we let it happen every. single. night. bedtime in our house has always been a mixed bag. we have never really been strict on a certain bedtime in our home, which has seemed to work for us so far. since the day kaia was born we have let her set her own sleep schedule and we have simply just followed her suit. of course, there are days when we steer the process a bit more than others. but for the most part, she has naturally set her own time when it comes to sleep and we just + help + guide her routine along. it is what works for her. for us. and for the most part, the results end in a good night’s rest.
i want to remember these details about her. about routines. the mundane and the natural process of her nightly retreat. i want to remember how she needs her stuffed blue bunny + how she tucks in about eight other stuffed animals right beside her, getting them as close as she can to nestle against her body. i want to remember how she prefers her socks off when she sleeps. and how she loves to be read to and prefers her mama to snuggle her to sleep. i want to remember all of it. every. single. bit. of. it.