Monday, April 27, 2009

Severe Frustration

3 hours.

What do you think you can do with 3 hours?

Read a whole lot of scriptures!

Do 3 loads of laundry.

Take a monster nap.

Fix dinner, eat dinner, clean the kitchen, AND bathe the kids.

Go to a full block of church.

Watch 1 whole movie, maybe 2.

Clean your entire house.

What was I doing last night for 3 hours???

In-and-out. In-and-out. In-and-out. In-and-out. I spent 3 hours last night trying to get Sariah to stay in her bed.

I was SO FRUSTRATED that I almost broke down and cried.

It's been 1 week since we put her in her big girl bed, and this routine got a lot better! It was looking very promising! Then, all of a sudden, we took a huge step backwards last night.

Maybe it was because we had 11-2 church, so Sariah had an extremely late nap? I have no idea.

If you have any advice on how to teach your toddlers to stay in bed, please please please let me know.

Everything I have read says that for the most "spirited" kids, it can take upwards of 2 weeks for things to settle down.

2 weeks - SERIOUSLY?!?!?!

But all the experts had one thing in common - be consistent and don't give up. She will learn, and she will understand. She already understands, and that's why she's so determined to break us, instead of the other way around!

Anyone have a similar stories or experiences? Am I the only one???


BJ said...

You are not the only one.
The info that you've read is correct.
Chris and Sammy STILL get out of bed once in a while - they're 5 and 3!
Hang in there - this is MUCH easier than potty-training!

Aubry said...

oh no Ams! That little stinker...haha. Good for you and hold your own... she will get it.