I have an almost 8 year old DD , DS1 - 6 and DS2 - 2.5y.
The trouble I am having is that I am finding it very hard ( impossible) to get the 2.5 y old into bed before the other two. Often DH is not here at bedtime and by the time homework, dinner, bath, books, songs etc are done I just can't find the time to lay with DS2 for the half hour it takes him to fall asleep without the other two ending up staying up too late. So- at the moment they are all in bed by 8pm but not really asleep for another 30 mins which is far too late for a 2 y old who is up before 6am.
At the moment the older two are in a room and DS2 in ours as we are renovating but that will change to the two boys together and DD on her own.
I just can't work out how to get around this problem without putting the lot of them too bed by 7pm which just won't work :/
What happens in other peoples houses???