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every single night

I say the word “bedtime” and Ellie’s like:

We start our bedtime routine regardless:

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Which usually results in something like:

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Two minutes later:

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Followed by the ear piercing screams:

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By then she’s worn herself out:

And I’m thinking:

I peek over and:

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I ask her why she’s not sleeping:

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I’m starting to feel like this:

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So we sing…and sing….and sing…..

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Until finally:

And Brian and I feel like:

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….Unless we’ve already fallen asleep with her. Whew!

Alexa Zurcher




  • Elaina Weaver

    LOL! This made me laugh. 🙂

  • Mila

    Haha so cute.

    Xo m.

  • Anonymous

    this is cracking me up hahaha

  • Rachel Sayumi Porter

    ahahahhaha best gif story ever.

  • Laura Rahel

    haha this is amazing

  • Emily

    Hahaha! The gifs are perfect! This is probably less funny to experience it in the moment, but funny nonetheless 🙂

  • Marli

    oh. my. word. i am like, CRACKING UP!! i hope the bedtime routine improves for you and brian. 🙂

  • P

    THIS literally made me laugh out loud in the library!! hahahaha oh man, too good lex! 🙂


    hahaha, it is so amazing! the funniest story i have ever seen on blogs 🙂

  • Claire

    haha! thanks for letting us benefit from your struggle, good luck!

  • Danielle

    Ha!!! hahaha. I'm dying. It's like when I'm trying to hold Milo and sing him to sleep. And he starts dancing. THAT IS NOT WHY I'M SINGING RIGHT NOW!

  • Amy

    Positively the cutest blog post ever!!! Love it! I remember those bed-time days!! Good luck 🙂

  • Kelsey Eaton

    hahaha this is the best

  • Sierra @ Sierra's View

    But I'm sorry she is not sleeping 🙁 haha

  • Naomi

    So funny! I have done this whole routine more times than I can count!! 🙂

  • Lauren

    Oh my heavens! I don't usually comment… but I die!! Love this post!

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