How does bedtime work at your house?
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|Thu, 07-12-2007 - 10:45am|
We have no bedtime discipline. We basically need at least two adults to do bedtime because each kid needs to have a parent lie down with him or her to get to sleep, and more than half the time we end up with everyone in our room. It's getting kind of ridiculous with four kids now, and it's not safe for the baby for so many people to crawl into bed with me.
So I'm wondering you you would mind sharing your bedtime routines? Do you manage to give each child a little bit of "mommy and child" time in the evening? Do your kids go off to bed when you tell them to? Do you stay with anyone till they fall asleep?
I'd really appreciate any glimpse into how other people manage it. I have not been able to make a routine stick because I can't stand to let even older children cry. My 7 year old seems so truly brokenhearted when she doesn't get to cuddle to sleep with one of us. But how do I keep this up with 4 kids? It's making me nuts! But on the other hand, I work (though right now I'm on maternity leave) so I feel guilty denying them time with me at night.... Sigh.