2-I turn on talk radio
3-Stereo plays "sailing on ocean" sound.
OH....and 3 Klonopin, 2 Effexor, 1 Lamictal, 2 Toperal, 1 Abilify
Chem-induced coma comes on within an hour.
For My 10 & 8 year-olds:
1-Routine and set times
2-Hot Bath at a relaxed pace
3-off to bed with a habitual "decompression time" wherein they read books or comics.
4-Lights Out after Dad tucks em in and gives a kiss
5-Off to sleep - then wake up Dad at 0600 with flying body slams.
I'm "that guy."