"The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late." ~Charles Caleb Colton
I need some advice on how to help my twins go to sleep at a decent time. These girls have never really liked to go to sleep, but lately it is like a slumber party every night in their room! They go to their room around 8 every night, but neither one will give it up until around 9:30 or 10:00 pm! I am worn out from night time battles.
Luckily, our little guy Henry is a sound sleeper. He goes down around 7:30 and I usually don't hear a peep from him until after 8 am the next day.
But the girls... since they don't go to sleep early, they sleep in usually until 9:30 or 10:00! Now I don't mind the extra sleep in the mornings, but I would rather have a full day with them than the night drama!
I call it drama because it is... one excuse after the other. "I'm thirsty" "I'm hungry" "I want to play" "I need this stuffed animal and this one and this one" "where's such and such" and the list goes on.
I think this would all change if the girls had separate rooms (or maybe then it would be a battle because they want to be together.) However, in our little 3 room apartment, they must share a room.
Any advice out there on how to get them to go to sleep at a decent hour?