Tuesday, December 1, 2009

All Mommy Wants for Christmas is...

A Silent Night.

So I'm a major advocate of children who sleep through the night. I am not one for being so stringent that I can't handle minor changes in our routine, but I work hard training my kids in the beginning so that I don't have a meltdown as a mother. It may not work for all, but it has definitely worked for me.

Dun. Dun. Dun.

Can you even begin to imagine my dismay when my two year old turned on me? What the heck happened? He seems to be scared of the "dark" but I really think it's just more separation anxiety - hence, he doesn't want us to close the door. After a battle of getting him to sleep, he's up again between 2 and 3 and only wants to be with his daddy. We all know he loves him more, as you probably remember from this post.

Have any of you tackled this problem before? I am about at my wits end and need some advice. Thanks ladies!


Kristin said...

Tay went through that stage and I took him to Target and let him pick out a special night light and that has helped a ton!

mommyme said...

I agree a night light would help, but also, don't let him be with your husband. I know that sounds harsh, but if being with his dad is a reward for him, then I would wake up in the middle of the night too, to get a reward! But, have dad put him back in bed because otherwise you'll be "Mommy" even in the middle of the night -- the lady who isn't fun even at night! Know what I'm sayin'?

Bobbi Lee said...

Thanks for the great advice ladies! The night light has helped, and I'm going to start getting up with him and see if that makes a difference.