Before kids, you imagined bedtime as a sweet chorus of good nights a la The Waltons.
The reality? It’s more like a scene out of Platoon.
Give them reason to surrender with a Books to Bed jammy set. Each one includes a book and matching character-themed sleepers that encourage reading and ease bedtime battles.
Choose from eight children’s favorites like Corduroy, Ella, or Pinkalicious. The comfy pj’s come in sizes that fit infants and kids.
So everyone in your troop will sleep tight.
Available at Bebe Grand, 2013 Abrams Parkway (214-887-9224); online at bookstobed.com.
What: The redheaded orphan sings and dances her way into your heart.
Why: It’s only a day away.
When: Tues. & Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m.
Where: Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth (817-212-4280).
Crafts for Kids
What: Little revelers make New Year’s noisemakers at a free class for ages 3 and up.
Why: Party like it’s 2009.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Lakeshore Learning, 13846 N. Dallas Pkwy. (972-934-8866).
What: Raise dollars for participating schools when you shop at Central Market in Plano.
Why: Bake sale 2.0.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 320 Coit Rd. (469-241-8300).