Love the pictures!!! And, yes, the bedtime routine is exhusting!
I used to pretend I was a mermaid in the bath, too! Sebastian hates baths, I don't understand it since he loves swimming so much. When we finally convince him to take one without fighting us, it only lasts about five minutes before he starts crying for his towel because he wants out. We've bought toys to try and entice him to play, but they don't work. Well, the bath crayons & markers worked for a while but as soon as he gets the tub covered in scribbles he wants out again. Le sigh.