Ah sleep, glorious sleep.
Our children, both of them, are not very good sleepers. Although Tgirl is the worst of the two. She often wakes up several times a night and is typically up for the day at 4:30. Tboy takes hours to settle down and fall asleep. If we put him to bed at 7:30 or 8:00, he will often be up until well after we've gone to bed doing whatever it is he does. Then, he's up and about by 5:30. This does not make for well-behaved or happy children.
For whatever reason, the last week or so, we have been experiencing sleep nirvana. Tgirl is going straight to sleep at 7:00 and, although she may get up a few times, has been sleeping until past 6am. Tboy has taken to turning on his nightstand light, reading for a bit and then falling asleep before 8:30 and sleeping until 6:30 or even later. We have found that for whatever reason, having the light on is really helping him, so we are just leaving it on when we go to bed.
I know that by simply acknowledging this nice respite we are having now I may anger the sleep gods and find us back to 'normal' before I know what has happened. But still, it is nice to sleep and wake up on my own, and not to the sound of a screaming child.