No, not from the swim to the bike, or even from the bike to the run.
I'm talking about getting my twin three-year-olds out of the cribs and into Big Girl Beds. It's becoming quite a challenge in our family. Right now we're working on getting them to sleep unconfined (other than the gate on the doorway) in the bedroom on their old crib bottoms with blankets on top and sleeping bags underneath.
But when they're not restricted to the inside of a crib, things get wild. When Mom or Dad walks away from the doorway, it's party time and general mayhem and destruction ensues. For hours. They're monsters on the loose. I had to remove all sharp objects and other potential weapons from the immediate area. We haven't bought actual Big Girl beds yet, but I'm pretty sure they would find a way to destroy those too if we had them.
I've been advised to keep it dark in the room and they will fall asleep faster. Fortunately that is not a problem, since they broke the bedroom lamp the first night they were on the prowl. And the door, too. By banging on it when it was wedged open, they broke the door hinges.
They seem to think it's funny. It's become clear that Mom is at a distinct disadvantage, since she is outnumbered by the inmates.
Help!! Do you experienced parents out there have any advice for us, other than more sedatives and more duct tape? Hmm, there's always velcro restraints, I suppose. . . .