One would think I could handle this but I am seriously at my point of exploding!
Having had six children prior to the adorable twins Thatcher and Tanner I thought I had experienced it all - special needs, giftedness, medications, sibling rivalry, non sleepers, night wakers - oh yeah nothing was getting past me now. Um well, except these little dudes!
Don't let their cuteness fool you!
They climbed out of their cribs awhile ago and then nothing - they listened to me when I told them it was nap time or bed time, stayed in their cribs and went to sleep. Christmas eve came and changed it all.
Instead of going to sleep when I turn off the lights, its as though a special lightbulb goes on in their head and wham! Party time. They climb out of their cribs and start getting into everything and anything and causing all sorts of mayhem. I had to keep running up and putting them back in their cribs and sternly telling them "No! It's time to go night night." But really - they didn't give a crap about what I said.
I then put a gate up in the hallway so they couldn't go far but then they just knocked that down! (amazing what two little dudes can do together when they plan it!) A gate then went up in the bedroom door but they can knock it down and climb over it so it isn't much help either.
I am exhausted, and so are they because they are no longer napping and not going to sleep at their regular time. I may have been able to handle this better if it was only one toddler running wild, but with two - it's crazy and making my head spin!
The other issue that isn't helping is that right now they are in my bedroom - yes I have two cribs in my room and really haven't given much thought as to where they are going to go yet because I thought they would still be sleeping in their cribs nicely - ha! How silly of me!
Obvioulsy until I can figure out the bedroom situation I have to deal with this, but if anyone has any suggestions for the time being please shoot them my way!
Until next time,