I know that you don’t really want to hear my problems, but maybe some one out there is having the same issues with their child as I am with mine, and we can help each other out.
It just makes me want to scream, I am sure anyone that is or has been a Mum has felt this feeling. Don’t get me wrong I love them both to death, and I wouldn’t hurt them in any way. It is just a feeling. Being a parent is hard work let me tell you.
This is what has made me so cranky
Little Miss has decided that all of a sudden we are not going to go to sleep when it is sleep time. It is funny how children change so much as they grow. Little Miss was a great sleeper as a baby and the little Man wasn’t. Now Little Miss is a dreadful first going to sleep and the Little Man is a great. I wish they could both be great.
We do all the normal routine things that you read about in books with your children when they go to bed. Most of the books that you read will tell you to make bedtime the same every night. We have a saying in our house, Milk, Teeth, Book, Bed. The Little Man doesn’t seem to, and has never had a issue with it, he is now sleeping soundly.
Little Miss on the other hand, has a different idea. It started about 4 nights ago, she decided that she didn’t want to go to sleep, she had a bit of a cry and a thrash about, but that was about it. Then the night after that it was a little worse she kept getting out of bed, so I tried putting her back, but she just kept getting out, so I had to sit on her bed and pat her, I didn’t want her to wake the little man (they share a room) eventually she went off to sleep.
Then it just gets worse, last night, the little man was staying with the grandparents, we thought that we would just be persistent and keep putting her back in her bed, every time she got out. It took 61 times to put her back, finally she went to sleep at 8.45pm, bed time is usually 7pm.
Tonight hasn’t been much better, I ended up putting the little man in my bed so he could get some sleep, she finally went to sleep at 8.50pm after the 62nd time I put her back into bed, I also had to sit on the end of the bed, but I didn’t pat this time though.
I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this is not going to happen tomorrow night, but I have my doubts unfortunately.