Everynight, we put Ell to bed at 6:30, and we don't hear a thing from him...until 7:30 when Gabe goes to bed. One boy starts making noise at the other, and pretty soon, they are all out laughing for about an hour before it studdenly cuts off and they pass out asleep.
At first, I wanted to separate them, but my wise husband said "Every burst of laughter is bonding them together as closer and closer friends." I think that's worth a later bedtime...for sure.
I can't get enough of moments like these: