Ali and I believe some kind of bedtime routine is important.
Isabelle and Scarlett usually get ready for bed about 7:15pm.
When we say it’s ‘bedtime,’ the girls normally run up the stairs shouting ‘bath seat’ before they go and clean their teeth. No idea why they race upstairs to sit on the side of the bath but it gets them upstairs, so I won’t complain. After they have cleaned their teeth and washed their face, they put on their pyjamas ready for a story.
Both the girls get to choose a story to read. There is an age gap between them and they don’t always like the book one or the other chooses so it’s better to have a story each. We go into Scarlett’s room to read the books as Isabelle has one of the mid-sleeper beds so not the best place for us all to sit. Ali or I normally read the books, but sometimes Isabelle will as she likes reading and Scarlett likes her big sister reading to her.