1. he won't go to sleep at bedtime
2. He won't sleep in his OWN bed.
3. He won't let me LEAVE his room.
4. If we put him in his bed after he falls asleep, he just gets up in the middle of the night and comes back to our bed.
and of course all this happening while Arli is trying to sleep because they share a room.
Last night I decided to put my foot down.. get him in a routine and put him to bed at Arli's bedtime . Uh. yeah. that was miserable! Poor Arli was crying cause Beck was crying. Beck went to his door and was opening is slightly and slamming it shut. I finally went in and took him to his bed and layed down with him but he was still crying and Arli could see me, so she was crying more. This lasted for what seemed like an hour. and it probably was.
I almost gave in once and whispered to Beck , "go see daddy" and he stopped crying instantly and said "HUH?, huh monny? HUH? " yeah if you know him the "huh"s are pretty funny/frustrating/ridiculous all in one. Then I refocused and told him "nothing go to sleep" and he yet again started crying. Then 5 minutes later, I for reals gave in that time. I said "Go see daddy." he said "HUH?" me:"Go, leave the room" . Him: "HUH?" follwed by 5 more huh's while walking out. He saw Tucker and said "Otayy. HUH?" Then we just busted up laughing. This kid is just unbelievably hopeless.
Needless to say. I could use some help. I am open to trying anything for the next two weeks. then when my brother Ryan moves out and there will be a room open, I'm officially training him. Letting him cry it out. It worked on him before and I believe in it haha. But my mom thinks its so sad. Hence the post, and asking for your reccomendations.
My mom was so worried about me. The lady is so sweet! I came out to the kitchen a couple times later and she just looked in distress for me. I told her its my turn to be mom so she doesn't have to stress just because I am. haha. This morning I found a note from my mom to me. (love these notes!) The note came with encouraging words and a poem for me written by her. She has multiple books just filled with poems like this. its amazing. (someday i'll make a book for her) But it makes me laugh a little how worried she is for me. and I just love her.
and to end on a happy note. here are some pics from our walk to the park one warmish afternoon. it was just me and the kids. and it was so fun. I really just set aside everything i had to do right then.. and asked beck if he wanted to go outisde :) best decision i made last week. (aside from salsa dancing with tucker)