Yet, no sooner do I put my foot on the first step to go downstairs, I hear a squeal or the thump of someone's feet (I hope) hitting the floor. So four seconds after leaving the room, all 3 'rules' have been broken. Then Ethan and I have to trade off going in and reminding them that they are supposed to be in bed, quiet, and sleeping. It's not fun. There must be a better way.
Here are my ideas so far--any takers?
- Some sort of watch/anklet that reminds them to "be quiet!" as soon as they start talking/squealing.
- An invisible fence that reminds them to "get back in bed!" as soon as they try to climb down.
- One of those posters/paintings of me with my 'evil Jessica' face (as Ethan calls it) that looks like it's always watching you.