The picture above is from the video “El Camion de la Leche.” It was shot in the Blogger Nicole Presley’s East Los Angeles neighborhood and you can see her and her son in part of the video. It’s really sweet and I love that it recalls the days when milk trucks would deliver bottles to your door. More than 50 of Nicole’s friends and neighbors came out for the video to enjoy a glass of milk before bed.
One of the things I’ve loved about working with the California Milk Advisory Board and the Latina Mom Bloggers is that the other bloggers and I have been able to talk about our children’s bedtime routines. It’s been so bittersweet for me because I wrote a post about the difficulty getting my boys to go to bed now that they’re 7 and 8. We’ve tried milk before bedtime in the hopes it would help them sleep and we’ve really enjoyed reading the bilingual bedtime stories like Las Olas de La Luna, which you can find and download here.
Then the other night my boys put on their pajamas, brushed their teeth, turned off the light, and went to bed. I did nothing. I didn’t have to tell them that it was time to go to bed. I didn’t have to tell them 10 times to put on their pajamas. And I didn’t get a chance to read them a story. It made me happy and sad at the same time. I love reading to them and playing songs like this one from the adorable Milk bedtime commercial. And I love to give them a hug before bed. But on the other hand it made me happy that they were able to get themselves to sleep on their own and get a good night’s sleep, which is the goal, right?
This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.