Monday through Friday, I would rather wrestle a bear than put Norah to bed.
On Saturday and Sunday nights, it's smooth sailing; the rest of the week is like a daily session of water boarding -- one evening of a weeknight bed time with Norah, and terrorists the world over would sing their secrets.
The difference is all about naps. At school, Norah naps; at home, on the weekend, she doesn't. I think she is in-between out-growing the need for a daily nap, but at school, they nap.
End of story.
I tried negotiating with her teacher about having her skip it, but my request was pretty much dismissed.
So... I've resorted to a new technique: Try to wear her out each evening. After school, we've been spending about an hour each day at the park. I don't think it helps immensely, but I figure there's no harm in the extra fresh air and activity.
And, as for Caleb, it wipes him out! At least bedtime is easy with one if them.