So yesterday, Ayla happened to not have a nap yesterday so we decided to try putting her to bed early. We got in bed about 7:30 with our books. Lights out about 8. She was good for a bit then she started fussing about and playing so we told her it was bed time and mommy and daddy would need to leave the room so she could sleep if she kept moving about. She said ok and quieted down a bit, but soon started back up. We left and for the next two hours daddy and I took turns going in and laying with her, leaving if she started moving around.
All in all, it took longer to get her to sleep, however I feel much better about it. I didn't get ridiculously frustrated because I just left if she started playing and DH and I switched off.