United States
March 19, 2007 7:59pm CST
Do you ever feel like as soon as you put your children to bed that is when they remember all the things they forgot that they so Desperately needed to do? The first half hour after I put my two daughters to bed is the worst part of my day. They are either bickering, playing, coming out for water, coming out to go to the bathroom or coming out to tattle on the other one. Thankfully it never lasts more than 30 minutes! I'm sure this would be resolved for the most part if I put them in separate rooms, but for now that's not an option. Anyone have any suggestions?
1 response
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Maybe you could put the younger one to bed a half hour earlier than the other and, hopefully, she will be asleep by the time the older one goes in. You could get the older one to cooperate by being especially quiet by telling her that the reason she gets to stay up later is that, since she is older, she knows how to move around more quietly. You might also remind her that if little sister starts waking up when big sister comes in the room, you will have to go back to the former way of them both going to bed at the same time. Good luck.
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thanks. I have been considering it but was worried about the younger waking up earlier than she already does. She just recently started sleeping past 5:30 am. But I think my sanity for the extra 30 mins. of sleep is probably a pretty even trade. Great advice!