meg asleepAlright, since I am that kind of girl, we will start with the good. My cute friend Amy turned me onto this tasty new blog, The Glutton…which I am loving! I can’t wait to make the Wild Rice Chicken Salad and I think I will make the Tomato Basil Tart for dinner tomorrow night (I am not sure that it goes perfectly with the already slated butternut squash soup, but they are both 2 very good things.) You have to take a look at it–does life get any better than food blogging?

Now for the bad news. I am rapidly slipping into desperation over Megan’s lack of sleeping skills. So here is the question for all of you good moms out there: How do you get two toddlers to go to sleep (and hopefully stay asleep) in one bedroom? So far this is how a typical night goes:

8:00 bedtime (Scriptures, prayers, 2 stories, hugs and kisses)

From here it goes one of two ways:

8:20-10:00ish We put Emily in her crib, shut the door and tuck Megan into our bed. She gets out, plays, calls me to help with one thing or another a few times, I end up laying down next to her bed or she does actually go to sleep somewhere in the house. We put her in her bed when we come to bed.

or

8:20-10:00ish We put both girls in their beds and go downstairs, soon the sounds of giggling and merryment float down to us. We make a few stern reprimands and possibly throw in a time out or two for Megan. Finally, we shut the door to let Emily calm down and go to sleep (it takes about 5 minutes tops) then resort to option #1 to get Megan to sleep.

I know this isn’t the night of a good in-control mother. The saddest part is that the getting them into bed isn’t the end. I end up getting up with them a few times (or more) in a night and laying next to Megan on the floor while she falls back to sleep. Needless to say, I am so tired!!! Help me please! I know I am not doing it right, I just don’t know where to go from here.