So @justine_mitchell13 and I have been trying to figure out how to get the kids to go to sleep quietly, and not play around and jump around until hours past their bedtime. This is partly because they want to share a bedroom and bunk beds (pictures to follow when that is done) and because we turned the other room into a nursery. So first it was us getting after them over and over. Then it was them sitting on the stairs in silence and a few other things. My mom used to make us run laps around the house when I was young. And I guess that worked. But we haven't come to that... yet. So we started to take toys. Stuffed animals really. Every time we have to get after them. The problem is, they used this toy take, to pull their toys off our closet shelf. And got some of their toys back. I didn't connect the dots until my wife asked if I gave the animals back.
We've got some smart ninjas around here.
On a brighter note they went to bed quickly, no jumping and playing. Just a little singing. Hopefully it's a new norm.
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