Boy has our daughter been playing us for a fool, and playing us well. She has been putting up major fights at bed time because she only want daddy or she wants us to cuddle her to sleep. All good if she would go to sleep when we cuddle her. She uses the cuddling on the couch watching a movie as an excuse to stay awake. Well daddy has closed the last 2 nights leaving mommy in charge of bed time (not her favorite thing, mommy is meaner than daddy). Well last night she just kept playing and playing so I finally stuck her in her room and told her goodnight, gave her a kiss and left the room. I put the baby gate up because she was trying to escape the confines of bed. She cried for about 10 minutes and then she fell asleep...not a great sleep but asleep on her own no mommy or daddy laying next to her. I could actually get school work done. Tonight she decided no tv so we played with all her toys as we picked them up in the living room. I told her at 8:15 time to go to bed, got her Elmo blanket (can't go to sleep without Elmo), and her baby (her little blanket with a pooh bear head that has to have to sleep) and she climbed in bed. I covered her up turned her flutterfly night light on and left the room. I left the gate down and told her that I would leave it down if she stayed in bed...and she did. She talked to herself for 10 or 15 minutes and rolled around and then she started snoring :D. My baby is growing up and mommy can have her mommy time. Yay!!!!! I can actually get school work done at night without having to hear a baby scream or a daddy fight to get her to bed. I know 2 nights is not the be all say all and we have a new pattern but it is a start and mommy is going to stick to her guns on this one. No more cuddling to go to bed (unless sick). Now to just get daddy on board!
Rebecca Jones 25 years old mother of a wonderful (sometimes trying) 2 year old Callista. She has been married for almost 4 years to her wonderful hubby Kevin. She is a stay at home mommy and a Partylite Consultant.