Part of the bedtime routine with Joelle has been picking out books to read before bed – then picking out books that go into the bed.  They can’t be the same books as the night before and they have to be approved, of course.  However, lately she hops right out of bed after we tuck her in so she can go peruse the bookshelf for a gem that she missed in the haste of getting ready for bed.

Tonight she got out of bed and as I went with her back to bed she said, “I’m not going to sleep tonight…..I have a LOT of magazines I have to read.”  I said, “Well, maybe you’ll feel tired and want to sleep later.”  She thought it over, “No, I have a LOT of stuff to read.”