Thursday, December 14, 2006

Informational Session

I know a lot of you have been having issues with blogger and making comments. According to Google, you should be able to log in with your blogger account. If you sign up with Google, it will attach your blogger information on it somehow because it did for me. I am unfortunately not the right person to ask how to do this, but it must have been somewhere in the whole signing up thing because I got it right.

Anyways, I miss those of you who normally comment, please come back!!

On to more good stuff - BEDTIME for a Three Year Old:

So our evening proceeds like this - pjs, teeth/hair brushed (she has a ton of damn hair), read two books, lights out. In a perfect world, this would mean she would quietly talk to herself until falling into a blissful sleep. In our world, this means crying, screaming, more crying, out of bed, back in bed, out of bed, I need medicine, I need water, I need to go potty, crying, crying, out of bed, in bed, out, in, out, in - get the picture?

What we have been trying the past few nights is when she does get out of bed, we do not say anything, just march her back to her room and back in her bed (yes, we stole this idea from Super Nanny, so sue us). Wednesday night I did this probably at least 15 times. I don't need to work out anymore, I get my exercise in my hallway in my house. It sort of works, it sort of doesn't. It sucks to have to hang out in the hall waiting for her to come out. Hopefully this is a stage she is going through and the novelty of driving her parents nuts will pass. And the only real reason we are fighting her on this is she tends to wake up her sister when she is gallivanting in the hallway. Fun times, fun times.

9 comments:

CPA Mom said...

o.k., I had to "sign up with Google" so I made the sacrifice for you. Don't you feel special now? Good! You are!

Good Lord, I've been very lucky with the bedtime thing. Guess it helps to shut them in with no way out! cue evil laughter....

Kellie said...

Good God...is this what I have to look forward to? I HOPE my Google thingy works so I can comment on you...don't forget I moved...new blog address is on my Blogger site....hope to still hear from you!

Sheila said...

Keven Jr. has been very good, usually he tries all the stall tactics as well, I'm thirsty, I'm hungry, You read me a book, I'll read you a book and so on. But when he does get up (usually in the middle of the night) he goes right back to his bed when I take him there. She'll settle into a routine soon, don't worry.

Sheila said...

Ack! It didn't work - hmpf. Back to the drawing board.

SJ said...

Okay, comment whore here. I switched to beta, just trying it out on your behalf! No more random comments, promise!

Bethany said...

Sounds like bedtime at my house! Mine has gotten sneakier- she gets really quiet so I think she is sleeping, then I will do laundry, dishes, whatever. When I am done I'll go into the living room to relax and there she is watching tv! She'll even say "I know you are busy so I didn't bother you." Soooo kind of her.

Rachel said...

Luckily for me, with Kaylie, I never had problems with bedtime with her. We will see what I'm in for where Alyssa is concerned. Right now, I just put her in the bed and she lays down and goes to sleep, although, last night, I heard her in her room just talking to herself about 20 minutes after I had put them to bed, lol.

Jippy said...

" Don't worry my blogging won't suffer"
LOL don't you hate that when that happens?
I hope all is well with you and I'll look back for a make up post...... hang in there!

Stacey said...

Sounds like you're doing the right thing...stick with it!