Every night when I tuck the children for bed, they ask me to put lotion on their leg and arms as their “nightly massage”. My younger daughter (who didn’t go to school today because she has a low-grade fever) joked if there is a citronella face cream.
I don’t know where she got the idea, perhaps because she saw me reading the net to see what is the best night cream to use.
I asked her why she asked that and she explained so that the face wouldn’t get bitten by the dreaded dengue mosquito. Yes, we use Citronella Insect Repellent to hopefully keep those mosquitoes away.
Anyway, these nightly massages do not only make our bond stronger, massaging also makes children happy and connected to their loved ones. Plus they get to relax more and enjoy their sleep 🙂