Dear Twins...

Dear Beloved Twins of Mine,

We need to have a talk. I think you two underestimate the importance of bedtime. Not for you, but for me. Your mommy. I know bedtime seems to come early to the both of you, but one would assume that after a long day at daycare, preceded by a long night where you two partied it up, that you would both be exhausted and fall right to sleep. However, that was not the case. Let's discuss the unacceptable behavior from last night:
  1. It was warm last night, that's why we left the window open. Yelling out it to the neighbors = unacceptable.
  2. Spitting water at each other, thus soaking your pajamas, bedding, and somehow - the carpet on the other side of room = unacceptable.
  3. Screaming as though I was beating you just because I had to take off your soaking wet pjs = again unacceptable.
  4. Dropping books (Colin) and your lovey (Keira) behind your crib - more than one time - and then saying - "uh-oh" and "oh no!" = as cute as it may have been, still unacceptable.
  5. Unzipping your pajamas, and then undoing your diaper, then fussing because your diaper isn't on correctly anymore = VERY unacceptable

In case you misunderstand me, the issue is this: mommy depends on your bedtime. Immensely. You don't go to bed at 6:30/7 p.m. because you need the rest. (Although you do. Because you insist on only having one nap a day.)

Mommy needs to pick up the house, and do laundry, and play with big brother and put him to bed too. Having to pause mid-sentence during Curious George to go ask you two to keep it down gets tiresome. Plus it's hard enough having to lay in a race car bed with your brother while he says good night to all objects outside his window ("Good night trees. Good night houses. Good night grass. Good nights roofs???).

Also, having to watch Castle in 10 minute increments because we have to keep pausing the DVR to attend to your screams, is quite annoying. We live in a tri-level. That means I have to run up two flights of stairs to get to you.

How about tonight we try something different? How about when we put you to bed, you actually go to sleep? It's a novel idea, but I think something we should try.

Love,

Mommy

P.S. Another thing to try - let's keep diapers on all the time. I know it's the hip thing to undo your diaper, throw it, and run away in the opposite direction, but try not to follow the crowd (aka your twin) and leave the damn thing on! Mommy's getting tired of trying to get the Desitin out of her carpet.
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