What's the opposite of genius?!? My brilliant move from cribs to toddler beds on the very night that Scott left for Iraq...
The first night the girls were excited to be in their big girl beds and it took a while for them to get to sleep. By the second night they were tired so they fell asleep pretty quickly. However, that night Kate woke at midnight, got her sisters up, and then they didn't go back to sleep until 3:30am or so. I know because I was right there with them.
For the last two nights they've gotten to bed late and played even later, so at this point I think they are just way beyond tired. I put them in bed at 7pm, but it is pushing 9pm and they are still in there playing, running around, generally just fighting to stay awake.
Here's hoping they will go to sleep eventually... without breaking anything.
While the situation is tough on a mommy, I'm not soliciting suggestions just yet because there are a number of extraneous circumstances that could possibly be keeping my normally good sleepers from their task. First, the move to the big beds requires an adjustment. Add to that the fact that I did it at a time when household stress was running a little high; Scott left the morning of the same day that we made the change. Duh! Secondly, they have taken turns running fevers, at times quite high ones, with absolutely no other symptoms besides grouchy... which can be accounted for by the lack of sleep or the random virus that must have it's grip on our household. Finally, and this is a biggie, I feel parts of 2 year molars breaking through in each of their little mouths. Additionally, Sarah has her incisors coming in now too!
So, I guess I can "half full" this thing by assuming I've saved myself a few sleepless nights in the future by throwing all this yuck together.
They've got to sleep eventually, right?!?