I want to tell you why you need to tuck your kids in at night, and its not why you may think. Its not because you are “just supposed to”. Its not because you want to give them a goodnight kiss. Its not to cover them up.
Throughout the day, my wife and I try to get our kids to tell us about their day. We ask them when they get off the bus, “So what happened at school today?” Response…”Nothing.” (Strike 1) We try again after homework time, “Anything new happen today?” Respone….”Nope.” (strike2). We then make one last try at family dinner time, “Anything good happen to anyone today?” Well I guess you know the answer…yep, (Strike number 3 and your out.)
However, when is time for bed, they will finally spill the beans just to stay up a little longer. You don’t even have to prompt them. Every night when we walk out of their room, we get ‘the call back’: “Mom? Dad? Can you come back for a minute?”
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