I can't put K to sleep until I've read her a story (or two, or three...). I can't read her a story while E's awake b/c E is fussy and cries throughout. I try to put E to sleep while K is still up, but then K keeps busting into the room, turning on the light, slamming the door, talking loudly, etc. and waking E back up as soon as she starts to doze off. This went on for a good 30 minutes before I was ready to scream, or cry, or something. I feel bad b/c I yelled at K...I know she's only two and can't be expected to entertain herself silently for half an hour while I'm in another room.
I finally put K in her crib with some books and told her I'd be back to read her a story once E was asleep, and that seems to be the best way to go, so I guess that will be my plan when DH is working late.
Aaaand E's awake again. I really, really want to watch "The Bachelorette" and treat myself to a Diet Coke,but looks like I'm back on bedtime duty. Arg.