Last night, when we put them to bed we told them they needed to stay in their beds. We felt pretty confident that the night would go better. I turned down the monitor so that I couldn't hear them talking. I feel like they need to learn to put themselves to sleep. I am tired of going in there every time someone starts making noise or crying. So I turned it down. BIG MISTAKE. We saw the lights moving on the monitor, so we knew that they were making noise. We did go in once or twice to try to settle them down. I think Jonah was out of bed causing some sort of trouble. Later, we saw the lights raging again. We left them alone this time, assuming it was just talking. Finally, Jake went in. I followed.
Their room was trashed. Lights on, clothes everywhere, baby powder (I don't even know where they found that one) scattered all over the carpet, walls, dressers and the rocking chair. I found the bottle today- completely empty. At least powder is easy to clean up (not like that time Jonah decided to play in his poopy diaper...). We were annoyed, especially since we had friends over. After getting children back into their own beds and changing poor Kate who was still awake, thanks to big bro and sis, they went to bed, over 1 1/2 hours after we put them to bed.
|These pictures don't do it justice- it was much worse (add more clothes and all the powder that you can't see) Plus, daddy moved a bunch out of the way to make a path to the crib to we could safely tend to Kate during the night.|
Moral of the story: DON'T turn the monitor down!! Lesson Learned. Tonight it will be on, that's for sure.