...get yourselves a Kindle Paperwhite! Or any other reading device you can use in the dark with instant internet connection. Best Christmas present ever!
O the years of my life (or so it seems) I have spent in darkened rooms trying to still a child's racing mind and squirming body so he or she can finally find sleep, wanting to fall asleep myself, not wanting to fall asleep myself but doing so anyway, and so often bored bored bored while my child was tossing and turning, exhausted but unable to calm down.
Does this describe you?
Kiss them goodnight, turn over and turn on your Kindle and tell them to go to sleep. And then stop fretting and waiting and forcing yourself to lie still, just start enjoying the massage their little feet are trampling on your back and legs or their elbows in your neck until they finally, finally settle down. Then, when the baby wakes up to nurse, sit up in the darkened room which calms him down so nicely and helps him focus on drinking, and lets him fall asleep again.
All the while you are enjoying your book, or Wikipedia, or browsing on Amazon. Heaven.