Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My little secret for getting the girl to sleep.

Some may ask . . . How do you do it? I have a hard time getting my daughter to go to bed when she's over tired.

Well, let me share a secret. Hold your breath.

I paint her nails.

This has been a godsend. When I feel her having a hard time winding down from a long day at kindergarten, I offer to paint her nails. She chooses the colors. ALL OF THEM, and I go to work. Within about five minutes she's out. Usually the process is pretty easy. Except tonight she wanted dots on them. Keep in mind, every nail is a different color; so the dots must be too.

So I forge on.

Tonight, the easy part was the initial painting. However the dots, proved challenging. But hey! She's got dots. Some smeared, some on point.

The end result is the same. SHE IS ASLEEP! And fully pampered.

I just wanted to share, because I never knew how much painting finger and toe nails would be my saving grace to a night time melt down.

Without further ado . . . My sleeping beauty. Fingers and toes and all.

Don't mind the polish on her face and arms. She had an itch.


  1. That's one of the sweetest things I've read in a long time!

  2. Thanks Guap! It is pretty sweet.