I am working on the bedtime. Last night, I was lights out at 10:10. My kids go to bed between 8:30 and 9:00. I typically don't get home from work until 5:30, so by the time dinner is done and baths are done, it's 7:30 or 8:00. That last half hour is used for all of us to chill a bit before we head for bed.
Last night, I was in bed by 10, and read a bit of PB until I felt drowsy, then I turned out the light and went to sleep, despite DH still being up in the living room (right outside our bedroom) with the TV on and lights on. I fell asleep just fine and didn't wake when he came to bed.
However, I have two young kids and my 5 year old STILL does not sleep through the night. He found his way to our bed last night about 1. I barely noticed him until my alarm went off and I started the snooze button cycle. Last night I was just too tired to get up and put him back in his bed so I left him with us.
Tonight, since DS was nearly impossible to get ready for school and was moping around, he'll likely be in bed by 8:30 instead of 9. DD does pretty good at sleeping through the night even at the age of 2. Sometimes she wakes up and I'm the one that takes care of her b/c I wake up either way - either to do it myself or to send DH... even when I send DH, I remain awake for whatever reason.
I will do my best to crawl into bed by 9:30 tonight.
PrimalCajun, i have made homemade sweet potato fries, and no one liked them (except me and it was borderline with me). I will try the frozen ones with coconut oil and see what happens.