Randy & I have debated for a long time whether or not we should put the kids in separate bedrooms. Until now, we've held off through a variety of methods that included separating them at naptime, punishment, and plain old bribery.
Over the last few months, the length of time between when we put them down and when they actually went to sleep has gradually increased. As of the middle of last week, it was averaging about 1 hr 30 minutes. That's right folks, 1 hour and 30 minutes in their bad chatting and frolicing. Many nights, we'd have to go in and threaten punishment or referree fights that broke out.
So, we made the plunge last night and put them in separate bedrooms. Thirty minutes after they were in their beds, they were fast asleep.
The problem with them going to sleep so early?
They also woke up early...5 a.m. to be exact.
We're keeping the separate bedrooms, but adjusting their bedtimes.