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What's your 'good night phrase' ?

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MumaPhotographer · 14/04/2017 20:00

I'd love to have a good night rhyme with my son that I can say to him when I put him in bed. He's 18 months old. Any suggestions?

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Speedybloomer · 14/04/2017 22:20

These are so lovely! My DD is 8 months so don't have a phrase as yet but looking forward to goodnight phrases in the future. (As well as her sleeping through the night, in her own room, one can dream!!)

eurochick · 14/04/2017 22:21

I love you to the moon and back.

Ginmakesitallok · 14/04/2017 22:23

Night night, sleep tight,don't let the bed bugs bite - and if they do, bite them back!

MrTCakes · 14/04/2017 22:24

-nighty nighty
-pyjama pyjama

clarkeologist · 14/04/2017 22:27

I always say "we'll have another happy day tomorrow" as well as the multiple declarations of undying love Smile

delilahbucket · 14/04/2017 22:29

Every single night:
Me: night night
DS: night night
Me: see you in the morning
DS: see you in the morning
Me: don't let the bedbugs bite
DS: I won't. Don't let the bed bugs bite
Me: I won't. Sweet dreams
DS: sweet dreams
Me: love ya
DS: love ya. Night step dad
DP: night DS
DS (in silly voice): night night
Me and dp: night every one (ie the cuddly toys)
All said while walking down the stairs. Same routine for about seven years. DS is nine now.

Hassled · 14/04/2017 22:29

"Say nighty night and kiss me". But you have to sing it - it's from the Mamas and the Papas song Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

Sweets101 · 14/04/2017 22:36

I sing! Always do CBeebies "time has come to say goodnight". Sometimes "two little boys" or "dream a little dream" (great minds Hassled Wink ) too if they are poorly or sad.
Finish of with a "night night darling, love you"

Sweets101 · 14/04/2017 22:39

Haha - nighty night
- pygamas pygama
This is what me and my dad do!

RhinestoneCowgirl · 14/04/2017 22:41

See you in the morning
When the day is dawning
And we've all stopped yawning

CharleyDavidson · 14/04/2017 22:44

As a kid it was "Night night, God bless, sweet dreams, see you in the morning" I remember it very very well and loved it.

When my DDs were small we carried on the phrase, but now they are teens it has become 'Night love' to which they reply 'goodnight' or 'Night night, love you' to which they reply 'love you too'.

Lilybensmum1 · 14/04/2017 23:00

My DD is now 9 but for years now we say 'up the apples and pears to Bedfordshire where the dreams are sweet and the bug don't bite without fail.

shirleycartersaidso · 14/04/2017 23:03

Love you more than (something big)
Love you more than (something bigger)

And on and on, usually involves dinosaurs, and the biggest hot dogs in the world.

CustardLover · 14/04/2017 23:08

We plan which dreamland we're going to meet in later:
'See you in dinosaur dreamland tonight?'
'I'm going to Thomas and Friends dreamland'
'Ok, I'll see you there after going to endless cake dreamland'
'See you in dreamland mummy! See you soon!'

ladybird69 · 14/04/2017 23:18

Night night God Bless
See you in the morning nice and...........fresh(kids say the fresh bit)

When they were babies the song was
Go to sleep my baby, close your pretty eyes
Angels up above you are peeping at your beauty from the skies
Great Big moon is shining stars begin to peep
Time for little (insert name) to go to sleep.

These have been passed down few generations and I hope that they will keep going

StrumpersPlunkett · 14/04/2017 23:24

Night night
Don't let the bed bugs bite
If the do ........

Get a shoe and squash them in two
Paint them blue
stick with glue
Feed them to a kangaroo

RunningMommy · 14/04/2017 23:32

Night night, love you, wait for your sunshine (groclock)

wrinkleseverywhere · 14/04/2017 23:45

Only writing this post has made me realise how different are the things I say to the two DC.

7yo DD "night night my gorgeous girl. Mummy loves you so much". There has never been a verbal response to this, just a smug smile!

4yo DS "good night sleep tight don't let the [insert name of animal] bite to which DS crossly replies "bed bugs, mummy"and now often asks "why do you always forget" followed by me saying "love you" and him sometimes replying the same but he usually just plugs his thumb in & rolls over.

MumaPhotographer · 15/04/2017 11:48

Aw haha these are all great. Thanks for so many lovely responses. I love that some have been passed down and the funny ones are awesome. We used to say 'don't let the bed bugs bite'... 'if they do use dynamite.'

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Ollivander84 · 15/04/2017 11:51

I can't spell Blush but mine and my mums was always
Guten nacht
Schlafen sie gut
Ich liebe dich

We are not German, I have no idea why it started!

TinyPawz · 15/04/2017 12:08

Me: night night
Dd: night night
Me: love you
Dd: love you
Me: see you tomorrow
Dd: nooooo (she thought I was leaving her on her own when she was tiny.)
Me: ok love you
Dd:love you

Sillysausage123 · 15/04/2017 14:35

I don't know how this started but we say night to each other in silly voices but carry it on as I walk down the stairs and into the living room and my son is in bed still shouting night and we do it till the other one gives in and stops saying night.
You can guess who gives in first , I did try my hardest to not let him win once but I got a sore throat and god knows what the neighbours thought after 10 mins of us shouting night to each other

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TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt · 15/04/2017 18:52

I used to borrow the rhyme from "In The Night Garden" (take the little sail down, light the little light, etc...)

DD loved it, especially when I did the finger tracing her palm thing for "round and round, a little boat..."

FATEdestiny · 15/04/2017 18:56

katiegg - that is "taps". Girl guides sing it at the end if every unit meeting.

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