I probably won't care about this so much in the morning but right now I'm tired and grumpy and just getting it out there.
I can safely say I am over sleep problems!!!!!
Put Mr2 down and he was asleep by 7pm. He woke up at 10pm and is still going (2:50am). I put him in a room by himself and he just screams everyone's names at the top of his lungs constantly. Put him in my bed and he just won't settle and keeps grabbing stuff out of my drawers. Put him in his bed in a his room and he sits on top of Miss3 and just screams as loud as he can til she cries. This isn't new either. I am up til at least 12-1 every night with him (and then the others because he wakes them up).
Rocking him, reading to him, putting him in pitch black, giving him cartoons to watch, singing to him etc... Nothing is working. He just isn't interested in sleep. Frankly, I think he is just getting kicks from being a right little turd.
He thinks this whole bloody thing is hilarious.
We have not long sorted out Miss3s sleeping problems. She was only sleeping 2 hours a night and after doctors etc, she ended up on melatonin and has improved a lot. Mr4 (ASD) can also have really bad days. He will just have all-nighters randomly out of the blue, but he is happy to just keep to himself thankfully. Mr2 is intent on being as disruptive as possible. I am going to give it a few more weeks once school goes back (he will be going to preschool 3 days a week) to see if that wears him out. Otherwise I think the doctors might be on the cards.