Bedtime was never easy for us with Finley until Noah was born. We then got ourselves into a lovely routine of bath, milk, book and bed. And most, not every, nights are lovely and they are asleep by 7.30.
But for some reason when we aren't at home that whole going to bed as good as gold goes out the window!
When I wrote this we were on the third night of our holiday, with one more night to go before we went home, and even though they are both knackered, every night was the same - a battle. But as it was holiday it didn't seem to stress me out as much as it would have at home.
Thankfully Noah is in the travel cot so he can't escape but Finley just kept getting out of bed. For every single reason you could think of!!
A drink - every 2 minutes.
Protests that he's not tired, when I know full well he is.
As I wrote this Finley had been out of bed 15 times and the boys had got onto chatting to each other. This right there is the reason we would never have them in the same room at home.
But what was rather cute and made it a bit better is that when Finley counted to 20, Noah said 'well done ninley!'
So what is it about being away from home that turns our routine upside down?! Maybe it's different surroundings or the excitement from the day is still bubbling but all I wanted was for them to go to sleep and to drink wine!
An hour and a half later and they were sleep!!
|Noah popping his little head out of the cot|
|Peace at last|