For as long as I can remember, I have read exactly two books each night to my children. Never more, never less. Some nights I'm in the mood to read many more. Some nights I'd rather tuck myself in without another verse of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. But I always read exactly two. I read two books to Tatum, and two books to Chase. This way they have consistency. They don't beg, "Please Mommy, one more." They also know they can count on me, I'm good for two. (Daddy often takes this duty with one of the munchkins, too.)
So, my twins are now 3 years, 5 months, 19 days old. Two books per night per kid means I have read 2,528 books ... and that's just at bedtime. Whew.
So friends, tell me *your* bedtime routine.