I’ll be honest, the bedtime routine in my house usually runs pretty smoothly, but one bedtime-related “issue” we do struggle with is that our kids come into our room in the middle of the night and climb into bed with us because they are scared.
I don’t like sharing my bed, but I also don’t like knowing my kids are scared, so they are usually welcome in my bed ’til their toes start tapping on my ribs or their sprawled out bodies invade my personal space, in which case blankets and pillows and sleepy-eyed kids usually end up being laid out on my floor.
In an effort to rid the monsters that creep into their sleep, I made some “Monster Repellent”.
Here is how I made mine:
1. I purchased several Concentrated Room Sprays from Bath & Body Works when they were liquidating their inventory before the new designs came out. I let each of my kids pick their favorite scent from my stash.
2. I created some labels using Sprik Space Pattern Pieces. I made them in black & white and then printed them onto colored paper. I made 2 different labels in 2 different sizes, you can use them if you’d like!
3. Lastly, I cut the labels to fit around the spray bottles, and then I stuck them to the spray bottles by sticking clear packing tape over the top. This also laminated them so the labels will last longer.
Now before my kids climb into bed, they get to spray their monster repellent once in their rooms and once in their closets. They love it… and my house smells great!
Do you have any other ideas for ridding the scary creatures that come out in the dark? What’s your bedtime routine like at your house?