Now that they are in their own room the task can only take 5-10 minutes or it becomes exhausting. ESPECIALLY if they've nodded off for a few minutes or 45, during the day.
If they don't have naps...these two are ready for bed (at 5:30 :) and asleep by 7-7:30 pm. With even a 20 minute power nap, or sometimes 45.....they will still be laughing and screwing around at 9:30-10'oclock. It really is a nightmare for
Plus, with the 7:30 bedtime we have been able to just be at night. We can talk, or not talk and it's quiet and nobody is trying to share whatever late night snack you have saved in the back of the cupboard for youself. It's WONDERFUL.
But what do you do when they are just too tired to keep their little eyes open.
I either A) sit them on the counter and have them help me clean up lunch or cook dinner. They end up fussing and then screaming for over an hour sometimes in exhausted misery. Something I don't like to deal with.
or B) after catching them asleep on the floor, couch, under a bed.....leave them and take a picture. Letting my wife deal with them laughing and playing for over an hour sometimes with no end in sight.
Again. I think there needs to be a balance here.
|Nathan slid down the couch after bob bob bobbing and ended up on Ryan's lap. SO cute. Now, had I not decided to choose option B. This picture never would have happened for a few minutes or 45. :)|