I have been working extremely hard to get Kevin to take good naps and stay in bed at night after I put him in his room. These sleeping times have become increasingly stressful, irritating and at some points madening. So this week I have been experimenting...
Monday: I put both boys down at noonish, Adam fell asleep but by 1 Kevin was throwing a fit and woke poor Adam up so I took Adam out and Locked Kevin in. Yes I locked the door. He screamed bloody murder as if he were being torchered with sharp objects for upwards of about 45 minutes. But that night he went to bed with no problem because he really did not want me to put the locks back on.
Tuesday: Separate naps. I put Adam down at 10ish and as soon as he woke up around 12:30 I put Kevin down and he slept for 2 1/2 hours also. That worked but doesn't give me a second to myself (much needed)
Wednesday: I put both boys down at 10:30 because Adam was tired and Kevin hardly slept last night and had us all up through the night. Adam fell asleep Kevin cried at the door, (making progress...he did not come out of the room) But he was not asleep either. So I went in and laid with him in hopes of him just falling asleep...ha ha ha. He didn't sleep, but I did for about 40 minutes so maybe that is all I can ask for.
I am not sure what to do, he definitely still needs his naps b/c he turns into the kid no one wants by about 1 p.m. whining and crying about every single thing that crosses his path. Maybe I will just have to do separate naps but at some point Adam will not be able to honestly go down for his nap at 10, as it is he is tired again by about 3 but bedtime is at 7 and luckily Adam can handle the less sleep and he sleeps in in the mornings until 8-8:30. Kevin is up at 5:30-6ish.
I am open to napping suggestions.