Glad I'm not the only one, thanks guys.
Right now one of her fave things to watch is football. She'll yell "go go go, ouch" haha
I'm trying to teach DH to at least pick something appropriate on TV. Sunday he had Aiden watching some movie with lots of sword fighting. Aiden found the first stick he could afterwards and decided it was a sword. And mommy needed slaying. Did not go over well.
Oh dear! Yeah, that's why she watches Doc Martin...it's our "family friendly" show for those nights when we watch tv on the early side--that or baseball, but she gets bored with baseball. Usually we wait until she's in bed but not always.
Also, on your other subject, everything in my house is a gun or a sword. I'm used to it now. (and I mean anything is a gun...a sandwich with a bite out of the corner, mashed potato moved about a bit, peas are good guys and corn are good guys, pencils, sticks, dried flowers, keys etc etc. He's asked for Lego for Christmas, I can imagine what the first thing he makes is...)
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010
Oh Erin, I hate to tell you this, but this age is easy. Just wait until they are 3!
Seriously, Lucas - diaper change, jammies, brush teeth, maybe stories, maybe not depending on how late it is, kiss Sissy, then lay him in the crib and walk out the door. 15 min tops and he is usually asleep within minutes. If not, at least he is fairly quiet until he does fall asleep.
3 yr old - Needs to watch just 1 more TV show. Then 1 more. Throws fit when I say no. Has to go potty 3 times. Has to change Barbie into her jammies too and put her to bed. Needs another cup of milk, wants colder water, throws another fit just for good measure. 5 stories and 20 hugs and kisses later I think I'm out the door but NOPE, her feet are cold and she HAS to have socks on (even though it's like 90 degrees out). And oh yeah, HAS to go potty 1 more time. 1 - 2 hrs?
And she USED to go to bed just as easily as Lucas, even when I moved her to the toddler bed. Then she turned 3. Omg I hope 4 is better!!
Yeah, my SILs kids are like that too. It didn't get easier until she started letting them listen to audiobooks while falling asleep--now they stay in their rooms (mostly) but still don't always STTN. They are 3, 5, and 7. Sorry.
Addy was awful last night for DH and made him stay in there holding her hand until she fell asleep (SCREAMED bloody murder whenever he tried to leave--although really the whole thing only took about 20 minutes, she just didn't want to be alone) and then she woke up at 3:00am screaming for him--I went in and had to pat her back down again. Only took 5 minutes but she was really revved up when I went in--worst in a while. Then she got up for the day at 5:25. That's not too bad, for her.
Baby steps! I think we'll just keep TRYING to leave while she's awake, and hopefully it'll become the new normal soon enough. We'll see.
My 3 year old isn't too bad yet. I think it helps that we just don't deviate from bedtime routine. And that he's in a pull up for overnight - he thinks it's funny to pee in them. *groan*
Last night they were asleep in 15 minutes and slept through. Want to bet it's a nightmare tonight?!
Ethan - June 21, 2009
Olivia - December 5, 2010
5w3d - October/November 2012
Since Addy has such great verbal skills and seems to understand alot, I wonder if you could tell her to lie down and you'll be back in x minutes to check on her. Then of course do check on her at those intervals. But make them longer each night. Maybe she just doesnt like the idea of being alone but if she knows you'll come back may fall asleep faster if shes not worrying??? Just a thought.