In our house, bedtime seems to be the time to get all your crazies out. The night routine also leads to tackling and wrestling, which is not my idea of winding down. I remember when I was younger, my mom used to put our favorite blanket in the dryer for 5 or so minutes, take it out and wrap us up in the warmth. I’ve done this for my kiddos before, but it’s more of a reward or treat. If the boys brush their teeth and get their pjs on without annoying or teasing each other in the process, then they will get a nice warm blanket from the dryer to have in their bed during book time. I too love cuddling under the warm blankets and having the bonus of listening to the story…. and having my sanity during the bedtime routine.