Bedtime fun and creative minds

Lately, the bedtime routine has been a real drag. Lots of hyper, amped up kids, screaming and yelling, naked jumping around and not listening for well longer than necessary (a little naked jumping is ok, but not too much, ya know?).

Tonight I wanted a little less drama as we were already getting a late start and I was tired. Even getting from the bathroom to their bedroom can be a chore and I decided to announce the following: The astronauts needed to prepare for their next space mission and they needed to hurry to their spaceship. Immediate response and excitement. It continued with donning space suits (pajamas) and helmets (headbands) and reading the flight manual (bedtime story) and resting up for their mission to Venus.

They were so excited and I really enjoyed the way they got into it with the role play and humoring me. 

Below they are being creative with their lunch. PB&J, raisins, bellpeppers, cashews, tomatoes and carrots, yum.

One thought on “Bedtime fun and creative minds

  1. Dear AJ,

    I hope that you and your family are well! This is Matthew Schumann (Weiss ’10), your old O-Week co-conspirator from Rice. I’ve been looking to get in touch with you because my wife and I are relocating to Vancouver, BC, next week and I wanted to re-connect since we’ll be in y’all’s general vicinity.

    My e-mail is and I’d love to hear from you at your soonest convenience.

    All the best,


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