Seinfeld was recently on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon talking about bedtime routines. It made me laugh out loud:

“When we were kids, our parents didn’t give a damn about us. They didn’t even know our names! But when I think of the bedtime routine of my kids, it’s like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed-animal semi-circle of emotional support, and I have to read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness. That was my bedtime story.”

What’s your bedtime routine with your kiddos? I want to hear the steps! Toby’s is insane, complete with back rubs, a glass of milk, stories read by Mommy, stories read by Daddy, stories read by himself alone in his room, challenges and questions from Mommy, requests for water… It can last an hour!

P.S. How to put a toddler to bed in 100 easy steps, and a book for sleepy parents.

(Photo by Megan Curry)