Time to Call the Priest
The nightly routine of putting the kiddos to bed is a lengthy one. Bedtime story without a trace of nightmare fuel? Read! Everyone’s gone potty? Check! Drink of water to prevent the sudden case of the thirsties on the way to Slumberland? Count us hydrated! And finally, one more security check under the bed and in the closets for undesirables? The perimeter is secure.
This parent was sure checking off every item on the lights-out itinerary would grant them peace and quiet for an hour before they hit the hay. They were wrong. No biggie; everyone’s made that mistake and known the pain of little footsteps shuffling down the hallway looking for any excuse to stay up, but this kid’s hair-raising answer made us consider adding a priest’s blessing to our nighttime routine.