Time Lapse Video of Mom Putting Twin Toddlers to Bed Leaves Us Exhausted

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baby can't sleep in bedAny parent who has managed to get their child to stay in bed after they've been tucked in deserves the highest of awards. Plain and simple. For some unknown reason, whether they're 2 or 12, kids will find any reason to get out of bed. So instead of settling in for the night, parents will find themselves bustling to finally, once and for all, get that child under the covers. But for one mom of multiples, the struggle is way too real and we can't help but sympathize. A Norwegian mother of twin toddler boys recently recorded a time lapse video of their bedtime routine, and you won't believe her patience.

Take a look below. The hilarious clip will leave you cringing:

If it's not one, it has to be the other. It's like they're perfectly rotating and taking turns to disturb their poor ol' mom.

They figure out how to get out of bed, walk over to the door, and pop out. And one has even managed to escape the room completely. Nice job, boys.

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But honestly, what parent can't relate? It might seem frustrating (and honestly, nightmarish), but the bedtime battle persists in practically every single household. You can't really control how the kiddos feel at the end of the day, especially if they don't want the day to be over. All you can do is keep going and hope that this time, they'll finally settle in, while remembering you are NOT alone in hoping that eventually they just go the f#*k to sleep!

What is bedtime like at your home?


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Waiti... WaitingforApril

Bedtime is wonderful at our house. Our toddler loves to go to bed and doesn't climb out or fight it. I've been told that we're very lucky.

nonmember avatar Kat

I have twins and bedtime is NOTHING like this. I don't have them in separate rooms either though. I thought that was a little weird

Railr... RailroadGirl

I'm guessing its more of nap time since who can see daylight through the window.

nonmember avatar Paige Kaye

I'm with Kat - why are they in separate rooms? At least while they are infants and toddlers, they'll settle faster and sleep more soundly in the same room. Ah, well, I guess all the extra running around is keeping mom fit...

gilesl15 gilesl15

In the article I read, it stated that a friend had recommended they be put in separate rooms because they kept getting up and playing together.

nonmember avatar jenn

I'm one of those fortunate households as well where my daughter loves to go to bed or she at least goes as she's asked. I've never had trouble with her at bedtime only when we did nap. I do have another on the way, so I guess we will see.

nonmember avatar HSL

My twins shared a room, but bedtime was very much like this for us. I would have to sit outside the open door and stare at them until they went to sleep. My girls are teenagers now and still remember those days of getting intro trouble for playing around. As hard as it was, I look back now and miss my unruly babies. I sure do love my sleep, though!

ocean... oceanus407

My girls are good once in bed, but toothbrushing and getting PJs on is our battle. Not horrible but it's where the most frustration is.

Jenni... Jennishness

Sorry but at what point do you realize this sleeping situation isn't working? I had 2 under 2 (not nearly as hard as twins I'm sure but challenging in it's own way) and I never would have put up with something like this. Why transition to a bed if they aren't yet mature enough to stay in it? Why not try baby gates or doorknob covers or something other than this Benny Hill nonsense? And no, I didn't just leave either of my kids to cry but I sure didn't let them run amok either.

Natha... Nathans_mom0612

I have twins plus one on either side of them all within 3 years and bedtime/nap time was never this hard.  Sometimes you have to let the child cry at the door or like someone else wrote baby gates, door knob covers, play pens, lock the door. My kids always napped in play pens plus I locked the doors from the outside. Sometimes they got out of play pens and slept on the floor. 

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