Thursday, October 25, 2012

Late nights

 Our older boys, two and almost five, have been sharing a room for over a year now. Everything started out pretty good. However, over the past six months they have been awful at bedtime! We let them have books, a nightlight and they can talk all they want as long as they do it quietly and stay in their beds. That didn't last long. They jumped on their beds, climbed up on and walked across the dresser between their beds to get to each other, stripped all the sheets and blankets off of their beds and threw them out in the hallway and any other naughty thing a young boy could come up with. They wouldn't stop coming out of their room so we  put up a baby gate in the doorway. Once they figured out how to climb over it we had to double up on them, thankfully they never climbed it, but all that it solved was keeping them in the room. It's steadily gotten worse and worse and Stanley and I were spending almost two hours every evening getting them to go to sleep. That meant the only time that we had with each other was spent in frustration. I had had enough.  We considered splitting them up and moving Jude downstairs but I knew he wouldn't sleep down there by himself. We had also talked about getting bunk beds, then at least they wouldn't be looking right at each other.  One day when Stanley was at work last week (after an especially late night), I moved the crib from the nursery into Jude's room and moved Phins bed into the nursery. The first day was a little rough, Phin is so used to sleeping with Jude and he was upset. One week later though bed time is bliss! We still have some nights that are a little rough but now we're looking at thirty minutes at the most and not two hours. Most importantly Stanley and I have our evenings back and I can't tell you how nice that is. This set up is only temporary though because Isaac is still in our room in the bassinet. Once he moves into the crib we'll have to see how things go. The boys may get moved downstairs at that point, who knows. For now I'm just happy that bedtime no longer makes me want to pull my hair out!

Anyone else have any problems like this??

PS- Anyone know if this is real La Fiorentina? It sure looks and feels like the real thing but I'm not sure of the colorway!? I ran into Ross a few weeks ago to return something and found a pair of these pillows for the exact amount of my return ($9.99 a pillow!). 

1 comment:

Anthea Lau said...

i totally love the mix of patterns, that rug is super amazing!
would you like to follow each other?