I’ve heard people tell stories about how they sneak into their child’s bedroom at night and change their diaper without the kid waking up. I’d like to know what freaking universe these people live in because it’s not my universe. In my universe little H starts by asking for a drink of water…then begging for a drink. Then when that doesn’t work I hear “my hand hurts” and “I need my monkey pajamas” and “move my heater over there” and ” I pee pee in diaper (she’s dry as a bone)” and whatever other excuse pops into her head to try and drag me into her bedroom.
In the last 3 days hubby and I have spent a total of 7 hours trying to put little H to bed.
We’ve endured a lot of chatter, a lot of screaming and a lot of stress. Because no matter what tactic we choose, I always wonder if it’s the right one. Are we doing the right thing? Are we damaging her psyche for life?
I’m pretty sure she’s going to be fine, but I can’t say the same for myself! I’m pretty mentally exhausted and it has shown in what I’ve managed to accomplish so far this week which is pretty much….nothing. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow. Right?photo credit to bartdubelaar’s photostream