It’s odd how bi-polar 2 days in the same week can be with a preschooler.
We are attempting to train our 3-year-old (on the 22nd- tear) to stay in her bed for naps. We have tried lots of methods but are currently weaning her off of the “parent sit in the room ’til she’s alseep” method. My husband is about to leave for Super Summer AR for a week, I will be trying to anchor the ship while he’s gone a week (I need my suitable helper!), and it will be impossible for me to sit for ~30 leaving the other babes (1.5-years-old and 5-6 months old) unattended. Ugg.
With that being said, yesterday went GREAT! She got up with a couple minor excuses but stayed in bed and went to sleep! Our afternoon was Be-A-U-tiful! Yummy shared snack of crackers, cheese, juice and DP (for me of course-we want her to sleep at night too ;O). Veggie Tale movie topped it off. Singing, bob’n heads, more crazy dancing, smiles, giggles, munch munch munch, and good old fashion goofiness- awe the Life!
TODAY- (pouty face) Not So Much! She slowly but surely lost all privileges for each sorry attempt at getting out of bed. This was supposed to be the funner day. My middle child was having a “Nanna Day” leaving me with just 2 sanely spaced in age children for the day. NOPE! Man, I don’t get it. She finally passed out from excessive energy exertion she was putting forth in the battle of wills. WHY?
Well, we ended up having a lovely evening with a couple of friends because God’s cool like that and there is always tomorrow… oh no, my hubs is gone all day tomorrow. Maybe it won’t be all that bad. Practice for the week of Super Summer I guess.
*insert disclaimer: we have sought out, heard, and considered tons of advice from tons of source on this manner and as a couple, my hubs and I have decided she Does still Need a nap and we will work at making sure she gets one for her own good. It’s not for my sanity; it would be a lot simpler to just let her run ’til she drops or something because it doesn’t really give me a break. It’s actually a little harder. She has a younger sister still taking 2 naps so they alternate awake time and the youngest is still working out his routine.