I'm actually quite proud of our bedtime routine, I can probably count the number of times it has been unsuccessful.
While most of it is probably fairly text book: bath, snuggles on her spare bed accompanied by bottle, a story and a cuddle.
Occasionally going to bed with her bottle when she subtly posts it through the bars of her cot and says 'night-night'; always then relieved of it before she falls asleep.
Isobel waves bye-bye and blows kisses from her cot, and we are away.
But, somewhere in the midst of this calm tranquility is a little game to be played with Daddy:
This evening wasn't a daddy day but she looked in all his hiding places just to be sure (he added two new spots last night so she checked those too), we wouldn't want him lurking anywhere uninvited would we now?
Tomorrow she will probably just call his name a couple of times.
The next day she may not.