Most parents will make it a priority to establish a good routine at bedtime, but if it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, Amanda Peet and David Benioff might take the cake!
During a Thursday appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, the 37-year-old actress said that her 2 ½-year-old daughter Frances ‘Frankie’ Pen “is a very good sleeper” who “doesn’t wake up at all in the night.”
The couple are so pleased with the shuteye they log, however, they go to great lengths to repeat the process. “My sister and her husband make fun of us all the time because we’re sort of like baseball players,” Amanda explains. “We have to … keep her surroundings exactly the same.”
The couple use blackout shades in Frankie’s room, and then add layers of “various articles of dark clothing, like David’s sock and scarf to make it really, really dark,” Amanda explains. “My girlfriend came over the other day and said, ‘Her room is so lovely, but you kind of seem like serial killers.’”
When they are away from home, Amanda says that the scene is recreated — courtesy of duct tape and navy sheets! She adds,
“We go into a hotel room and unpack the duct tape and the navy sheets and proceed to attach them to the windows. I’m sure when the staff that works at these hotels come and see our room they think we’re nuts.”
Frankie is the first child for the couple, who married in 2006.
Source: Late Show with David Letterman