The Bedtime Tag!

I was nominated by Rich at One Hull Of A Dad to do The Bedtime Tag. It’s a bunch of questions on my bedtime routine. It does sound interesting so I’ll give it a go.

Read on to find out how I get ready for sleep and I will keep it entertaining I swear!

1. Describe your usual bedtime routine.

Once I tuck my younger 2 kids in bed around 7pm, I relax on the couch with my wife. Anything she needs I go and get and we just talk, watch TV, and relax after the long day. Once I’m ready for bed I go to the washroom, brush my teeth, check in on my kids and head off to bed.

2. What are your favourite pyjamas?

For me it’s pyjama panta and a teeshirt for when I’m relaxing after my shower.

But what I really want is a onesie so I can match my kids whenbthey wear theirs. My son keeps asking me why I don’t have one then makes fun of me by saying they probably don’t make them that big.

3. What is your current bedtime reading?

It has been a while since I picked up a book to read myself. I do love anything Star Wars related or anything Anne Rice writes. I do read with my kids and right now my younger daughter is into Harry Potter and my son reads any Star Wars or animal books he can find. I also love Shel Silverstein which I wrote a post on here.

4. What would I find on your bedside table?

My bedside table has some pictures, a bison statue, klenex, a hand print from my son, a flower boquet my little girl made and an alarm clock.

5. What scent makes you sleepy?

I’m not big into scents as they usually make me sneeze. When that happens in bed, I tend to piss my wife off as I shake the whole thing.

6. What is your usual bedtime and wake-up time?

I usually go to bed between 8:30 and 10pm all depending on how tired I was from work or playing with my kids. As for wake-up time, that’s at 5:30am weekdays and no later than 7am on weekends. I can’t seem to sleep in anymore.

7. What are your top 3 bedtime products?

St Ives hand cream as my hands are dry and usually crack, Crest toothpaste for brushing my teeth and my pills for my nerve pain so I can sleep better.

8. What is your most common sleeping pisition?

I am most comfertable on my stomach with my right arm under the pillow. I do toss and turn lots and my wife usually lets me know when that’s happening with a quick elbow.

9. Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?

All I need in bed with me is my wife! I can’t sleep if she isn’t beside me.

10. What is your worst bedtime habbit?

Being on my phone just before bed or trying to write a blog post. Make my brain go haywire and I can’t fall asleep. That and getting mad at my oldest daughter which I’m getting better at not doing.

Well there you have it, a little look into bedtime for me. As with every tag I will nominate 3 other people for it.

They are:

Nigel at DIY Daddy

Cody at Life On A Dime

Rob at Single Dads Are Cool

Good luck dads and I can’t wait to read your answers!