Thursday, February 28, 2008

Toddlers and sleeping...

The fight almost every day at naptime is getting my two little ones to sleep. Since we haven't moved (were suppose to move last July, but the builder didn't follow through and got fired, so maybe in a couple months, if we are lucky!!), the kids share a room. An almost 11 month old and almost 3 year old in the same room doesn't work well for naptime. Today was nothing out of the ordinary... the little ones laughed and played instead of sleeping and when the youngest was almost asleep the older one started kicking the wall. He always claims he can't sleep, but soon after I put him in my bed for nap, he is out! So, then tonight the kids are in bed shortly after 8:00 (maybe closer to 8:30 since the toddler didn't want to clean up and put up a huge fight!!). My husband and I were watching tv down in the family room and I hear footsteps around 9:30. The toddler has come downstairs and says he can't sleep. We are about to tell him to head back upstairs and he just lifts up the blanket by my husband and crawls under the blanket onto the couch. Doesn't sound too funny as I type it, but it was the funniest at the time. So, stays down with us until around 10:00 and then heads back up to bed (not without a fight, though!). He surely is into arguing these days.... we argue several times a day! I guess that is life with a toddler.

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