One of my favorite times during the day is putting Nicholas to bed, not because I need to wind down from him, but because I love telling him stories he falls asleep too. Each night, we go up to his room, climb into his bed, shut off the light, and rest our heads down on the pillow.
Every night, I ask him what kind of story he wants to hear. I make the story up by using the characters in his favorite cartoons (Dora, Cailou, Little Einsteins, Blues Clues, etc.). Last night it was a story about the Little Einsteins, and they were going on a fishing trip.
They all had their chance to catch a fish and every time a fish was caught, I became very animated (this is a nightly routine for me). I have so much fun making Nicholas laugh - it makes me feel so good that I'm making him happy.