(2) Wed Jan 28 2009 12:37 Crunch: In light of the past week(s) I am weighing the pros and cons of my children sharing rooms. Lily has only slept in her room for the whole night once since Gunnar has joined her. It wasn't uncommon for her to come sleep with us once in awhile but every night? ComeOn. Lily and Gunnar are rowdy and play into the night. I think last night I threatened more spankings than I have ever in their lives. Of course I didn't spank, but I don't know what else to do. I just want quiet after 7:30, is that too much to ask? Gunnar has broken the sign above the crib. Lily steals Gunnar's cars he sleeps with and he can do nothing about it b/c he can't get out of the crib, but she is walking around playing all night. Lily gets into the crib with Gunnar and wakes him up, and he is not happy. I go in there 20 times after I put them to bed. Con, con, con, con, con, con, con. Pros---I'll have to get back to that one. Why did I do this again?
Posted by John at Thu Jan 29 2009 11:25
I would suggest extending Lily's bedtime by 30 minutes. Hopefully then Gunnar will be asleep when she goes in and they won't keep each other up. Or would Lily wake him up?Yeah I don't think I want my kids to share rooms at that age.
Posted by Kristen at Thu Jan 29 2009 21:31
I've tried putting Lily to bed after Gunnar, but she has sometimes woken him up, and sometimes he won't go to sleep b/c he knows she is coming and he feels bad and left out. Plus it dragged bed time out. I dunno. We will give another week or so and see.