Thursday, June 23, 2011

Screw you, mommy

Seriously.  No matter how much time I spend trying to put Baby Girl to bed at night, I feel like she gives me a big ol' Fuck You every single night.  She cries and yells every night.  She's not winding down well, no matter how long we spend trying to have quiet time.  I sing and sing.  We sit in silence.  We read books.  She drinks milk.  We snuggle.  It doesn't matter what I do, she cries.  And it's gotten to the point where I wonder why I bother trying and don't just throw her in her crib, blow her a kiss, and walk out the door.


And the worst part?  She's worse for her daddy than she is for me. 


Andrea said...

Honestly....I think your last statement is what you should try. She has probably figured out if she cries you stay longer. It's a clingyness thing. Since the "wind down" time is variable she figures everything is up for negotiation.

Try singing 1 song, read 1 book, 5 mins of cuddle time and then it's lights out. Same thing every night. ((HUGS)) I still struggle some nights to get my 4yr old to go to sleep without a production

Cassie said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you're not taking her behavior as a personal affront. I think it has very little to do with you or C.

And I know you were half-joking about just putting her in her crib, blowing a kiss and closing the door, but...Have you ever tried it? I wonder if it would work. I had to go all Super Nanny on Andrew a few weeks ago because he wasn't winding down at bedtime, and the strategy I used actually worked. I'd be happy to e-mail you about it if you're interested -- I never got around to blogging about it (like I don't get around to blogging about lots of things these days).

I know so very well how it feels to just want some time to yourself in the evenings and instead having to deal with a little one who won't sleep. Ugh. I'm sorry.

brandis of HEARTdot™ said...

:( im sorry :(