i need sleep

Dawn - posted on 11/08/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 2 boys ages 3 and 4 never sleep. usually our nighttime routine is they eat dinner around 5-6 we do a cleanup of the house then bath and the bedtime fight starts around 8. they come in and out of their bedroom 20 times a night between the hours of 8 and 11. they finally go to bed and i fall asleep only to be woke up again around 1 or 2 and kept up the entire night. this sleep disturbance is affecting our entire existance i miss work due to being so tired when i finally sleep i wont wake for anything. the kids are now missing school cause they will have their party all night then 10 minutes before the bus comes they fall asleep. on the nights where im so tired i cant stay awake they take full advantage of me. last night i was sitting on the couch knitting when i passed out the boys climbed the counters in the kitchen got into the cupboards ate all the cookies got into the fridge dumped all the koolaid on the floor cracked all my eggs on the floor and crumbed a brick of cheese all over the livingroom. Im at wits end and this has been going on for 3 years now. doctors wont help i tried herbal melatonin it didnt work HELP ME

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Dawn - posted on 11/08/2012

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they are both in school zachary goes in the morning robert goes in the afternoon but i decided as a last resort to get some st johns wart and unbelieveably both kids are sitting calmly watching tv not fighting. its a early christmas miracle lol

Angela - posted on 11/08/2012

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think first u need to get them to keep awake during the day ... normal sleepin hours and get them to school so ur not tired and can deal wiv em :( do they both go school? here if kids are off school childrens services get involved....dunno about ur area? x

Dawn - posted on 11/08/2012

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not any family that will help me they are all preoccupied in their own problems.

Dawn - posted on 11/08/2012

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we dont have a daddy daddy walked out when the youngest was 6 months. and trust me we have done the movie night it doesnt work. the youngest was diagnosed with autism and the oldest never leaves him alone. he gets some sick pleasure hearing his brother cry. they fight and bite each other they beat on me. i have contacted people about it from nanny 911 to childcare experts and none of them can help me. my social life is suffering no one wants to come visit me cause we cant sit and have tea without the kids interrupting and i have to get up and yell. then ppl come in and start throwing disapline. i cant ever go anywhere my friends invite me out to meet up for lunch and i cant get a babysitter to deal with them and cant take them with me as they end up having a food fight. i lost my job cause i was always taking sick time to deal with them and then had to go on finacial assistance on financial assistance you are required to look for a job or work as a volunteer somewhere to earn your money so im back in the same boat. im too tired to work and cant get child care as my children are too much to handle

Angela - posted on 11/08/2012

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aw u poor woman, they lil sods eh....



i think put the younger one to bed first and tell the eldest he can watch a film....or get daddy to watch him anythin to keep him occupied and concentrate on one at a time... get lil one bathed, settled and sleepin and then start on the next one....



tell the eldest if he goes to bed good and dont wake his brother he can stay up and watch a film the next night.... worth a try? might cost you a couple of pounds in dvds etc but worth it. will make the eldest one feel like a big boy aswell...

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