Here's the scenario:
8 o'clock comes so we start our bedtime routine. We change into jammies and a pullup, brush our teeth, say prayers and read a story. Usually all of this takes about a half hour and my husband and I are out of Lucas' bedroom by 8:30. We head to the living room to hang out and spend some time together before we go to bed. However, 9 o'clock rolls around and Lucas is still awake talking to himself, no big deal. 9:30 comes and Lucas is still awake, 10:00 and he is still awake; sometimes this can go on until 11 o'clock at night or later!
This doesn't happen every night, but it happens a couple of times a week. So, I tried to cut out his afternoon nap thinking that would help, it didn't. We were still have two to three nights a week where he was awake very late and then he was just grumpy to boot for not getting his nap. During the summer I wasn't too concerned with one or two nights of this happening, but now it is school time. I don't want him staying up really late because there are at least two days a week where he won't be able to take an afternoon nap due to preschool. However, I'm at a lost as to what to do. I've tried several more things besides doing away with the nap and nothing has worked.
What do you do for your kids when they can't seem to fall asleep?