The girls went to bed without incident tonight. And by incident, I mean I didn't have to go in even one time to tell them to stop talking to one another. (which usually escalates and involves threatening something vital to them, like taking their blankie or fish tank away) My girls have always gone to sleep well until lately. Lately? Well, maybe a little longer than lately. They have bunk beds and they talk and play now, so that's the problem. I could put either of them down at night or naptime, alone, and down to sleep they would go. Now they are little
Karl, on the other hand, has been awake for hours now, waking from his late afternoon / early evening nap around seven. He was still seemingly wide awake, but I simply did what I did with the girls. I put him in his crib, said goodnight, and walked out. He cried maybe 3 minutes and then silence. Unlike the girls, he actually likes his mobile (more on that next), and he'll spend some time watching it. And then ~poof~, he's out.
About the mobile. With the girls, I used the matching mobile. You know, the one you can get that matches the 'set' of bedding. The girls ~never~ looked at theirs. Ever. So this time, I got this one:
And he ~loves~ it. Loves it. Well worth the $40 I paid. I highly recommend going out of the matchy-matchy mindset when it comes to buying things to entertain your baby. I mean, seriously - how interesting to babies is watching a mobile that matches their sheets?
Anywho. Time for some wind down time for me and then off to dreamland. Hopefully.