Just so you don't think it's all flowers and kisses here, Here's a story about R
H was already in bed after fighting it for a little while. I have learned she needs a timer to keep me from going in too quickly, I set it for 10 minutes after her crying starts and if it hasn't worn down or if she's escalated then I go in and we try again latter. Most the time she's out or close to worn out by the time 10 minutes is up....
R was REALLY fighting going to bed. She had woken up at 5:30AM on my ONE day to sleep in this week (remember I am usually at work by 5am) and had school, and it was going on 11 and I had to work in the morning, open..so yup, 5AM. I snapped at her.
she ran out into the hallway
and cried. I let her have a few minutes to herself (and took deep breaths myself) then I went out to her.
"R, what's wrong?"
"I want my own."
"your own what?"
"well honey, you have your own parents. Daddy and I are your parents."
"I don't want you, I want NEW parents."
oh really? I actually found this funny, but she's FOUR!
she finally fell asleep on the floor in my bedroom at about 11:45 while watching Tom and Jerry.
p.s. I am so sick of sitting at my sewing machine! Anyone else feeling over committed for Christmas gifts? I was going to quilt H's quilt, but that just doesn't sound pleasant. I am going to do some crossstich tonight and give it a rest and maybe tomorrow will be back at it.