We live in a 3 br house.  With 2 boys and 2 girls, it should be simple.  But, it’s not because boy #2 is a still a baby.  We have all 3 of the oldest in the same room.  That worked fine during the winter.  But, this summer-they have given us all kinds of grief and after putting them to bed at 7:30-we’re still putting them to bed @ 9:30.  ANNOYING!  So, here’s the secret:  Shifts!  We put the real culprit to bed first, followed by the other 2-15 min later.  It’s amazing to have everyone asleep between 8:00-8:30.

What has worked for you?