Sleep tight on Christmas Eve, Kids!
Every bite of mince pies and sip of mulled wine tells you that Christmas is so close. Two more sleeps to the big day. Talking of sleep, it could be a tricky situation to most parents. Some kids, struggle to sleep on Christmas eve due to over excitement for the Christmas morning. Can’t wait what Santa has left for them under the Christmas tree! You hear all those stories.
In the previous years, I always try my best to spend time with Olivia with our Christmas activities. It is important for me that she understand what Christmas is all about and feel the festive spirit. We do some activities until Christmas eve.
On Christmas Eve, we always watch a Christmas film and have a picnic by the Christmas tree. I then take her to her bedroom and read her some Christmas books in the dark and just use a torch to read to simmer down for bedtime.
Bedtime has never been a problem for Olivia. Maybe she was too little by then? Or maybe she is just a right sleepy head. This year, Olivia is five-year-old and she understands everything about Christmas. She has been good and she knows that there will be presents under the tree when she gets up in the morning. I don’t know if this will be the time that she will struggle to sleep? Or keep getting up for “is it morning yet” question? Go downstairs to check if Santa has been? Probably. She has been counting days, you see. But, I will not risk it.
This year, Bedz R Us sent us some lovely and handy gift packs for Olivia to help her drift off to the land of nod. It contains:
- onesies – super comfy with Christmas feels.
- a book -The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas- I had a sneak peek and I love this book already. I am sure Olivia will be over the moon with it.
- a DVD – Paw Patrol – Pups Save Christmas – I haven’t seen this yet, but I am sure a Paw Patrol fan here will adore this movie.
- Warmies Heatable Soft Toys- Have this ready if it gets too cold and if not, it’s a nice reindeer plush toy for her to sleep with.
- Santa slipper socks- oh this is so cute. Her first ever Santa slipper socks.
- Reindeer food- to sprinkle outside before bedtime, make sure they will stop outside.
I am sure Olivia is now set for Christmas eve, sprinkled with with fun and magic. Simple things like these counts BIG in building memories.