Early to Bed: A Lullaby for My Unruly Children
So last night my children were loud and crazy, and Ella refused to quit whining/crying from before dinner until almost bedtime. Instead of going crazy right along with them while they were in the tub, I started telling them that they were going to be heading to bed early. I just kept repeating it: early to bed, early to bed, early to bed with you. Then, I started humming it to a tune.
I completed the chorus, and it stuck in my head the rest of the evening.
Tonight, I sang it to them before bed again and figured I ought to come up with a verse to go along with it.
I think it turned out sort of pretty, so you know maybe I'll become a famous lullaby writer or something one day ;) Feel free to sing it to your unruly children. No guarantees it will help anything, but my own kiddos stopped and listened as I sang, and Jack even tried to hum along, so there's that :)
Now, I'm hoping I get to go to bed early tonight! I think I'll hold off on those two loads of laundry I should be doing, finish watching an episode of Fixer Upper (BEST. HGTV SHOW. EVER), and call it a night.