Getting ready for bed
|“|| His father sends a small boy to bed.
Five minutes later............ “Da-ad...”
“I’m thirsty. Can you bring me a glass of water?”
“No. You had your chance. Lights out.”
Five minutes later: “Da-aaad...”
“I’m THIRSTY. Can I have a glass of water?”
“I told you NO!” If you ask again, I’ll have to spank you!”
Five minutes later. “Daaaa-aaaad.....”
”When you come to spank me, can you bring a glass of water?”
|— Anonymous joke|
Getting ready for bed involves tasks such as:
- washing certain body parts, or taking/being given a bath
- brushing the teeth
- brushing the hair
- using the toilet
- removing jewellery, watches, etc
- changing into sleepwear, such as pajamas, drop-seat pajamas or nightshirts
In boarding schools and on trips or holidays that involve young people, the equivalent of bedtime is lights-out.
 Bedtime rituals
Children often dislike the idea of being sent to bed, so bedtime can be a difficult procedure. Often, parents use rituals such as stories, songs, or nursery rhymes to help children feel more secure , and become accustomed to a comparatively rigid schedule of sleep.
The internationally most used bedtime rituals are the bedtime story, the goodnight kiss and friendly wishes such as "good night", "sleep well" or "sweet dreams".
 Bedtime punishments
 See also
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