|CET, chillin at the toddler gym|
|Thomas looking like a 2 year old Brad Pitt, maybe not but I think so : )|
|BEST DAY EVER!!!|
|Eli did eventually high five the firefighter : )|
So I think the nap crisis we were having has been averted. I'm not sure I've figured it all out but here is what's working at the moment. I put them down in their cribs for nap (as late in the day as possible without having to push back bed time more than 30 min), I give them each several books to help wind them down and I leave the door open a crack and pull up a chair with a book or computer in hand. If anyone even gets one leg over the edge of the crib to jump out they get a quick reprimand (they don't seem to even try to jump out anymore, so long as they know I'm watching them). Since I started doing this they have almost always fallen asleep within 15-30 min. On the rare days where they just can't fall asleep I send them to bed an hour early. I think the problem was that being in the same room and being able to climb out of their cribs they were just riling each other up with chatter and play but I know they still need the nap because come 6pm I can't hardly keep them awake! I notice they go down way easier on days that they get enough exercise.