Sandy - posted on 05/31/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is the MOST affectionate and sweetest boy I've seen so it's hard to complain about this but he is 5.5 and has no understanding of boundaries. He wants to go to the bathroom with me (either for him or me), take showers with me, sleep with me, play with me. He's an only child and wants a sibling to play with which is not in the cards. He didnt sleep through the night until 22 months and I had no help so I had pretty bad post partum depression. That's gone but I feel like one night of him keeping me awake all night and I am losing it the next day. He'll wake me up for water, bathroom, nightmare or just because he's awake and wants to snuggle. I'm not allowed to sleep when he's awake. He will poke my body, put things on my face and keep talking until I respond. He won't do this to anyone else.
I'm starting a tough grad school in a couple weeks and seriously thinking of putting locks on our doors until he stops. I won't make it if this keeps up.
Please try to keep the comments helpful and supportive. I'm exhausted.