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Every now and then I have a good idea that works, that is repeatable and popular with both parents and kids. Goodnight rituals from the hallway may be my only idea that fits all those criteria. I thought of doing a prayer and lullaby for both boys at once when they were younger, and it was harder to do the bedtime routine by myself. They thought it was fun. I am a terrible singer, but I remember how much I loved my mom singing to me. She made up lyrics to the tune of Brahms’ lullaby. My younger son will protest if I sing the wrong words, even though technically there are no right ones. I wanted to photograph this scene again, but now my older son has moved his bed and is staying up later to read on his own, so this ritual may have ended without my realizing it.