bed time routine

I find myself laughing at myself when I think about my bed time routine. How is it possible that I have so many tasks that need to be done before I go to bed? It seems the the moment I stand up and say goodnight to Captain awesome is the moment that I remember I have a ton of chores that need to be done at that EXACT moment, and its then that I begin a set if tasks that set me back many minutes of what could be beautiful sleep.

“Goodnight, I love you” I say to Captain Awesome and then it begins. “Oops!” There is a load of laundry still in the washer “oops” that means there is laundry in the dryer that needs to be folded! “My bad” I have to run the dishwasher…lets clean up the random cups left around…and it goes on!

Now it’s time for the nightly ritual..pour some water, grab my phone, the monitor and the dog to go upstairs to bed, take out my contacts go to the bathroom, check on my son, cover him up, watch him sleep for a moment, plug in my phone and monitor, take my vitamins and then finally climb into bed.

The whole process seems to take forever. All that doesn’t include the times I go back up and down the stairs for things I forgot. Maybe my head isn’t on straight? Maybe I’m abnormal but it happens and it happens every night. I guess I just should get used to it? Or maybe…just MAYBE I should take care of it all BEFORE it’s time for bed?

That would be too easy….

Signed, Random thoughts from a brain dead mom