Our new bedtime routine has me wondering if the kids realize what charmed lives they lead. Ben and Shira have now decided that they are unable to fall asleep without an aromatherapy massage. Loving mug, um mom, that I am, I now give both kids a soothing aromatherapy massage each night once they are in bed. I have a selection of oils and they get to choose which oils they want each night.
While I am massaging them I talk them through a relaxation routine and half the time Shira is asleep before I finish the massage. Ben's convinced that the oils have properties that keep him safe at night. The poor kid gets really scared at night and while he feels safe in our bed, he doesn't sleep well in it (nor do we sleep well with him there).
We've tried monster spray, night lights, banishing rituals and none of them appear to work. He says that the aromatherapy massage works so I'm willing to do one every night if it helps him sleep without fear of things that go bump in the night.
I wonder how I can find a mug to give me a massage each night.