We've started making Sunday evening family movie night. Usually Hans and I are quite exhausted by Sunday night and lying on the sofa for 90 minutes with Jack is a nice relaxing way to end the weekend. Also Jack's ability to watch a movie has improved to the point where sitting through a movie is now possible.
Our first movie was Pony0. Wonderful! This past Sunday we tried Cars and I wasn't digging it, but Jack promptly fell asleep watching it, at the early hour of 6:45. We plunked him down in bed and he slept for 12 hours. So last night (this is spring break week and every night feels like Sunday night) we decided to try a movie again, this time Iron Giant (yeah -- love this one). We watched until 6:30 and then decided to watch the rest later. Jack and I read until 7 and he fell asleep around 7:45. He slept this morning until 6:30.
Is this a new sleep pattern? Wow, I hope so. He had been going to sleep at 8:30 and getting up at 6 or 6:30. Watching a movie together seems to really calm him down and get him ready for bed.
(Check out his kite flying technique in the photo!)