Duplo loves to stay up late. His preferred bedtime is 9:00 p.m. or later, and he often doesn’t wake up in the morning until 8:00. I have tried to just adjust the whole schedule up an hour so that he goes to bed at 8:00 like Lego does, but it never sticks. The little stinker is determined to stay up an hour past his older brother.
Which is lovely because said older brother likes to wake up between 6:00 and 7:00 (this morning it was 5:45). The problem is, I think, that Duplo really likes to unwind by playing quietly by himself, by reading books with us, and by snuggling and maybe even having a snack. Lego’s presence makes a lot of this impossible, since the two of them often get silly or rowdy together, especially in the evenings.
I’m kind of coming to terms with the arrangement. One day he’ll stop napping (we tried eliminating naps, actually, and he was extremely tired and cranky), and he’ll go to bed earlier. I hope. Until then, I can enjoy my snuggle time with my little one.