Melissa - posted on 10/03/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
My husband and I are going back to school and we have two little girls ages 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 who each have their own rooms. Our little one goes right to bed if there are no distractions however our oldest stays up in her room for about an hour and a half and looks at books and we do have issues with her not staying in her bed every single night. My husband wants to turn one of their rooms into a study room and have them sleep in the same room together. I know a lot of mothers have their children sleep in the same rooms together but with my oldest being so difficult as far as bed time is concerned I don't know what to do. If I put them to bed at the same time neither will sleep and if I put them to bed little one first the oldest wakes her up and the oldest one first the little one is up until 10pm waiting for her sister to fall asleep. I really don't know what to do. My husband is very insistant on having one of their rooms as a strictly study area and not fusing a study (desk) and bedroom together as one. He doesn't want anything in the room but study related items. I think this is rediculous but what am I to do? I simply don't know. It won't work well for them to sleep in the same room and he won't use one of their rooms or our room as a study area/bedroom. I guess I'm looking for advice on either sleeping arrangements as far as them sleeping together or if I need to put my foot down and say we put a desk in the little ones room and he can use it when she's not sleeping.