Supper, play, baths, pjs, stories, songs and then bed.
For my 2 year old and 7 month old we sit on my 2 yo's bed and read 2 books (my 2 yo picks one and my 7 month old "picks" one with my "help"). After that we sing 2 songs and then give kisses to my 2 yo and then leave his room to go lay my 7 month old in her crib.
For my 9 and 11 yo, we read 2 chapters/night out of a book on my bed. The three of us alternate picking out books - I usually pick biographies or nonfiction accounts of a certain event to counter the fact that they usually pick a fiction book (which is fine, it's just a way for me to "broaden their horizons"). We also take turns reading aloud out of the book.
at 9:22 AM on Mar. 2, 2011