You guys…I’m at a loss. I told you recently that my girls have decided that they no longer need to take naps. And that they have decided that they want to sleep in our bed when they do take a nap. Well now, over the last two weeks or so, they’ve decided that they no longer want to sleep in their beds. At all. They refuse. They either want to be in our bed, on the couch, or they want me in their room, on the floor with the both of them.
I’ve been up until 11 PM for the last four nights in a row fighting with them to go to sleep. Seriously, it’s like the new mantra that plays over and over in my head at nap and bedtime. Go to sleep. I’m actually dreading nap and bed time while I used to look forward to it.
My girls have always been good sleepers. They slept the night through at just a couple of months old, they’d run to their beds jump in and sleep up until a month or so ago. I don’t know how or why it happened, but I don’t know how to fix it.
I want to scream at my kids to go to sleep. In fact, I think it might have actually been said a time or two.
How do I handle this? What do I do? Threats don’t work. Screaming doesn’t work. Ignoring doesn’t either. Begging, pleading, crying…they laugh. It’s like they are refusing to sleep unless it’s with me.
Have you heard of the book Go the F**k to Sleep? I’m living this right now.