Several months ago I was wearily wanting my kids to just go to bed. I'd spent all day with them, talking etc., reading to them, listening to the chirping of their pretending in the other room, and frankly wanting some selfish quiet time. I don't remember when exactly I remembered the spray bottle of scent from Bath and Body, but the word SLEEP jumped out at me. They carry a line of aromatherapy products and I have had this bottle called sleep for years! It came to me that I could tell the kids it was sleeping potion and spray them right before bed.
The kids were giddy! They got sprayed and pretended to be immediately effected and then they went off to bed with a smiles on their faces. It was a welcome change.
That was several months ago, and somewhere along the line we stopped doing this. We are back to kids dragging their feet when told to scoot off to bed. This drives a parent nuts. It isn't news it drives us bats. The words, "I just need a few minutes to call my own!", want to escape my mouth. So......where did I put the sleeping potion??!!! Today I am going to find that stuff and reinstate sleeping potion time again. I made a little mental note too that they would do better if I tucked them in bed at night as they love that and THEN spray them with sleeping potion. Their rooms will smell better too. Nervous giggle.
Bath and Body or your local lavender farmer will supply all your needs. Sleep well!