Ashley - posted on 08/02/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
Ugh! Where do I start!? I am shaking as I type this because it's been happening now for a week!
We had a great start to our summer, by going on a trip to Florida. Our first time one airplanes, our first time in the States, and our first time going to Disney World Our flight threw our schedules way out of whack, even tho there was no time change.. It has affected our routine, and it's been a month since we were there (in Florida).
I know my daughters haven't been tired out as much as when school is on, but I really looked forward to our summer, with no rushing around, no babysitting, no having to get up really early and just getting to spend time with my girls (and hubby when he isn't working, which is 90% of the time!). But, I then have this problem, I feel takes away from the WHOLE day. It could have been a GREAT day together, but as soon as bedtime comes around, I just read books, and tell my girls I love them with a lump in my throat, becuase I know this is only the beginning of a 3-4 hour struggle.
She has started this by crying everytime bed time is mentioned. She will tell me she's afraid she isn't going to wake up, there are monsters in her room, she doesn't know how to sleep, (when she's questioned on that, she says she knows how to sleep?!) Tonight, she lost her 4th tooth, and after the 3rd time of her coming down, I told her the tooth fairy was not coming tonight. She then told me she didn't think I loved her anymore!!? I feel like I should know she doesn't ACTUALLY think that, but how am I supposed to react!? when I know that I go above and beyond what any of my friends/family do for their kids going to bed!
I just need help. I have tried rewarding, and I tonight was the first time I told her she is not having her dsi tomorrow. i don't know if it will work or not.
Any positive advice, would be appreciated. I am at my wit's end.
Likely doesn't help that I am 23 weeks pregnant, and my hormones are all over the place, but I know I will still be annoyed, pregnant or not about this issue.