In this house we have had a big looming problem for quite some time! I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old who end up in our bed by midnight every night!! We have a King size bed but little monkeys who lay body parts all over you all night has just become a major annoyance, especially with my ever growing belly.
Last night was the night, Handsome and I set up a plan said we would have to stick to it no matter what time of night! This habit has to be broken, especially before we have a newborn also waking us.
7:30- girls in bed asleep....ahhh quite time
9:00 Itty bitty looses paci, we quickly replace and she is back asleep
11:30-we finally turn in for the evening
11:40- Itty bitty starts to fuss...I calmly lay her back in her bed and tell her no mommy's bed...but we love you kiss her and walk out
12:30-howling shrieking screams from Itty Bitty's room.... I calmly go in tell her to lay down kiss her and leave.........ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE
12:30-2a.m.- Itty precedes to scream whatever words she thinks will bring either Handsome or I into her room....it works a few times like when she was screaming "Ouch"...."I need a diaper change"...and "help me mommy" We quickly realize she is indeed fine and wants our attention....when did two year olds get so smart?
2a.m. the house finally falls silently and we turn in again
2:30- I feel little eyes and hot breath upon me.....this time it is little miss...she proceeds to tell me "I just can't do this tonight I will try tomorrow"...to which I promptly lead her back to her room wipe her tears kiss her and let her know to stay in her bed.
4:30- "mommmmyyyy...." Little miss again...I just can't do it she exclaims at the top of lungs...to which Itty begins to scream.....I give everyone a reassuring pat tell the to lay down and get to sleep...and return to my room
6:30- I wake to Itty sitting on top of me saying..."hi mommy" and little miss dancing around singing "I earned a sticker..." and a very sleepy husband trying to get ready for work!!
NIGHT 1 down....some of you Moms out there please tell me this passes quickly and they will sleep in their rooms all night long with no interruptions SOON!! It's hard to be strong in the middle of the night when I have to get out of my warm bed! Glad to have a two hour school delay this morning!! ay yi yi!!! It was two Tylenol and piping hot cup of coffee morning!!
Happy Hump Day!!