Last month, my 3-year-old twins, Addison and Brody, graduated from cribs to toddler beds. Everyone was excited when we brought the “big boy” and “big girl” beds home and set them up in their room. However, the thrill was short-lived for me and my wife, Jenny, when we realized that the kids no longer would spend their nights in the cozy confines of a crib. They had just achieved full nighttime mobility.
Apparently, Jenny and I had forgotten all the nights herding our 10-year-old daughter, Jordan, back to her bed when she was that age. Those memories came flooding back to us soon after the twins made the transition., Bedtime at our house, since getting the new beds, is no longer the orderly routine that we were getting accustomed to. It has been replaced with a three-act drama that my wife and I now have front row seats to seven nights a week.
Act I of our story begins when Jenny and I announce that it’s now time to go to bed.
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