Newly separated - how to do bedtime with 2 kids?
My husband and I just separated and so the kids (2 yo girl and 4 yo boy) will now be put down by one of us each night. What we used to do was, after the bath they would take together, each of us would take a kid (we would switch kids each night), read that kid 2 books, them sit with him/her until they fell asleep. We had aspirations of reading, kissing goodnight, and leaving the room to have them fall asleep on their own but that never happened. My question is, how do i do bedtime? They've had a big change so i don't want to suddenly implement the fall asleep on your own method. They don't want to sleep in the same bed (even though they've both been ending up in my bed or my husband's bed most nights). When my husband would be away during bedtime before, i would have my son watch a show while i put my daughter down, but that was only once in awhile, not every night. I tried having him look at books while i put her to bed instead of watching a show, but after 5-10 minutes, he's looking in her room trying to get my attention, which doesn't help with getting her to sleep. Any ideas?