Now I know this might sound silly, but we had been “forgetting ” to put Will to bed. It sound insane but it isn’t. Will gets into a happy groove at night and plays really well, then all of a sudden we realise it’s 10pm and we have to drag a very grumpy ( because he is so overtired) Will upstairs kicking and screaming. What a joy, I wont even go into how restless his sleep has been. This is kind of my excuse so forgive the somewhat weak argument.
Will is the only little boy in the house, so when he plays well we sort of “forget” that he is a little boy that really really needs sleep, and not a teenager that thrives on late nights. Last Friday I was so tired, I made a plan to do a
routine with Will, I warned him bed time was in 5 minutes. Then he happily went and did all the above. I sat with him in the family bed till he went to sleep. We have been doing it all weekend and so far Will is so much happier and so are we, his night time dancing has settled right down.
The boys have also changed bunk beds so now Erik is on the bottom and Riley is on top. For some reason this has made Erik sleep much better. So much better in fact that today he sat with Riley and showed/taught him how to read an analog watch. Riley has wanted a watch with a face not a digital time for awhile, but no matter what I did he didn’t get it. Today after a few minutes it finally clicked and he has been happily announcing the time every 15-20 minutes since then.
Life is great when it all comes together.
Oh and on the weekend we went to Trafalgar square to see the Diwali celebrations but that’s for another post