Corina - posted on 01/31/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I can remember my two boys coming home from a weekend visit and it was bedtime. Took all three boys upstairs, read the bedtime story of the night and went to tuck everyone in. Well i got all my hugs n kisses n love you mom from my middle son, but the other two, wow. All of sudden they start crying, crawling up into a ball on their pillows and wouldnt talk to me. I finally left the room and dad stayed and talked to them. Come to find out their "mom" was telling them how much i hate them and are going to hurt them when they come home and it was probably going to happen when they were sleeping. So they were scared of me and even more scared to fall asleep. They were about 4 & 6 at the time. What kind of mom tells children those kinds of stories?? Especially when they arent true and only because she hated me. Those pour boys. I went back upstairs and gave them each an extra toy to sleep with that night, simply kissed their foreheads, when they would finally let me and told them that i loved that and i would see them, safe and sound, in the morning. It was a rough night, but they made it thru, unharmed of course, and felt a little better. This activity went on for a few nights before they realized that i wasnt going to hurt them.