Remember last week when I posted THIS about what I had discussed with Iris's new therapist about our bedtime struggles?
Well, it's been seven nights now and I am so tickled pink to report that, adjusting for some skewed bedtimes that weren't our girls faults, every single night went great. Eloise seems to have adjusted nicely to her sister not being in the room when she goes to sleep. Iris has adjusted nicely to the new freedom of being able to stay upstairs so much later and work on her own stuff. She eats snacks, watches tv, plays on her ipod, all sorts of things. When she does go to bed she falls asleep pretty quickly. Most nights Iris and I have been going to bed at the same time, though I end up staying up a bit later reading.
Right now I am reading Hold on to Your Kids and it's a pretty good read. I like the message, but as you may (or may not) know, parenting books can be a little dull.
Iris hasn't complained of hunger at bedtime at all in the last week and save for some life curveballs, has generally been more pleasant in the mornings as well. Not perfect or saintly, but not screaming and difficult, either.
I'm quite proud of how we came to solve this problem. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses, as well.