The Endless Bedtime Routine

Written by Alan Olifson on .


Blogger: The Man Child, Fox Chapel

What really gets me about bedtime isn’t the bedtime stories. My kids are on a merciful one-story regimen with that. It’s the whole routine leading up to the bedtime story that is killing me. It’s not a routine in the sense of an unvarying, repeatable formula but more a routine in the Olympic gymnastics sense; a series of ridiculous contortions that get increasingly more complex, often set to very bad music.


Alan Olifson, aka The Man Child, is developing a one-man show based on his blog. He is currently the host of the monthly Moth StorySLAM at the Rex Theater. He previously wrote for PlayGround about kids and environmentalism, or the lack thereof.

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