The going to bed book

If you’re afraid of the dark…

Do you read the same books to your little one every night?

We were reading the same 2 books (Goodnight moon and The going to bed book) to Lily every night for months.

Until we started noticing that she was getting quite bored and not wanting to sit through the 2 books.

It makes sense, right?

I mean, if you were read the same 2 books EVERY night for a year you would be bored too.

I decided it was time to share MY favorite book with Lily.

IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF THE DARK REMEMBER THE NIGHT RAINBOW by Cooper Edens is a beautifully illustrated book (in a 60’s trippy sort of way) with quirky lines like “if the moon gets stuck in a tree… cover the hole in the sky with a strawberry.”.

Lily was so excited to be read a new book, she quietly sat through the reading not once but twice before going to bed.

I’m so happy that she enjoys Cooper Edens as much as I do.

I found this book in L.A. in the mid 90’s and have held onto it since then. (it was in mint condition until Lily ripped the cover off yesterday morning. grrrrrrrrrrrr!)

I can’t wait to receive the 2 new Edens books I just ordered through Amazon.com. (i love Cooper Edens!)

Happy bed time reading for Lily and for mommy and daddy. 🙂

 

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My dearest Lily,

Bedtime with you at night has been so wonderful lately.

Already washed up and in your pajamas, you help clean up your toys while we sing “clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere…”

You have dinner.

You kiss pai goodnight.

We go into the bedroom and lie on our bed.

You lean against two big pillows, I lean against the other two big pillows next to you and we read two books.

We read Goodnight moon and The going to bed book.

After we read the books, we turn off the lights and go to the window where we say goodnight to the moon, the trees, the lights and mama.

When I say “goodnight mama”, you give me a kiss.

I then turn on your night music and we hug and slow dance for a bit.

You then point towards your crib and I lay you down.

I stay next to you for a bit until you fall asleep.

It has become so easy and wonderful.

It might change but I hope not.

You are so wonderful.

Love you,

mama