“Jesus loves me this I know~”
“Oh, my goodness!”
“Daddy? Mommy? Daddy!!!”
Believe it or not, we tucked our little one in bed little after 8: 30 pm but those are what we are hearing at 11:30 at night while my husband and I were reading in bed. No, it’s not unusual at all since about two months ago and it’s been like this for way too long!! She’s quite adorable and I love listening to her outside her door. But the whole whining and crying and calling for us is just too much!!
“From ages 1 to 3, most toddlers sleep about 10 to 13 hours. Separation anxiety, or just the desire to be up with mom and dad (and not miss anything), can motivate a child to stay awake. So can simple toddler-style contrariness.” <source: http://kidshealth.org>
I’m laughing reading this because my 28 months old daughter sleeps for about 8 hours!! :-) Well, she does take a good nap for about 2 hours in the afternoon so technically she does get about 10 to 11 hours of sleep, but seriously? Staying awake after 11pm? I’ve tried lots of things (giving her bath before she goes to sleep, having a night-time ritual, bribing with fun things we’d do the next day, spanking, more spanking, spanking with wooden spoon, etc.) but I don’t think I have found a magic solution sadly…. :-(
I’m just a bit frustrated so if you have any good suggestion, please let me know!!!