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.
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".
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