(with apologies to Flea for the riff)
I think the no-Lexapro thing is going fairly well, but the sleep issues might be coming back. Of course, the real issue is that I need to just put up with the bedtime whining and/or fit throwing and not. lie. down. with. the children! Cause then it's all over. I am not good at getting in a comfy position and then remaining awake. In college, I once lived with 4 roommates, and one of them was the same way (hey L!). Whenever we all rented a movie, the two of us would each take dibs on opposite ends of the couch, and within 1/2 hour we were both konked out. We used to joke that it was the "Last name-last name School of TV Watching". There is NOTHING better than falling asleep when you're nice and comfy.
However, there are many things better than waking up at midnight with your face stuck to your kid's pillow and your arm half-asleep, and then stumbling around the house trying to finish all those things you put off "until after the kids go to bed" and resisting the urge to have an Ambien moment (mmm, buttered cigarettes!) and then, finally, realizing it's nearly 2 a.m. and you aren't so tired anymore. Blah.