So it would seem that my children decided to change our bedtime routine all on their own. And for the better!! Four nights ago, Sara decided that she wanted to sleep in Henry's room. Knowing that Emily and Sara keep each other up when they are together, we said go for it! Ever since then, Henry goes to bed. Sara and Emily will play for a little while and then Sara goes and climbs into Henry's big boy bed (Henry is still in a crib so this works quite well).
All is well with Sara and Henry. They are asleep by 7:30 and sleep through the night.
Now Emily is another story- light must be on, door cracked, need food, water, more food.
So it is up down up down up down. Stories don't help. If you try to lay down with her, she talks nonstop. She isn't fussy or crying, just can't fall asleep. She usually will give it up by 9:30 or 10, but crawls in bed with us around 2ish.
Oh well, it is better. There isn't a struggle between the girls and Ben and me.
And tonight, it is a little after 8. Sara and Henry are peacefully sleeping and Emily is tucked in snug in her bed looking at books. Perhaps she will fall asleep before 9 tonight?
One can dream...