So around a week ago we bit the bullet and put LPV into his toddler bed, well converted his cot to be precise. He’s about 2yrs & 4 months now, he’s not ready for potty training nor am I ready to take away his pacifier
for my own sanity, controversial?? yes, So sue me!!!
What I didn’t want to happen was LPV feeling pushed out of his cot as soon as Baby V arrives I wanted him to be settled feel a little bit more grown up and to be brutally honest with my ever growing tummy it was getting more and more difficult to lie him his cot.
Its started off so well, the cheeky little wee elf tricked us into a complete false pretence, turn’t us into those smug parents
we all secretly want to punch. We’d cracked it I thought No need for one of these grow clock nonsence, he went asleep, he stayed asleep, he stayed in bed until we got him!! I was mistaken, now the little man has pulled the rug or bedsheet out from underneath us, now we have the afternoon nap ritual which goes as follows
I put him to bed, he gets up
I put him back to bed, he gets up
I calmly put him back, he gets up and asks for water
I give him water and sternly tell him to stay in his bed, he gets up!!
I tell him in my best cross mammy voice to go to bed, he cries, I put him back
I’ve actually given up on my afternoon snooze when he snoozes policy as me getting up and down wakes the other one cooking and then he/she decides its time for Kung foo fighting!!
The evening are not much better, the only difference is that daddy puts him to bed intially and by the time he’s down stairs, theres a little person at the the top of the stairs, staring at you in the dark, making you jump and poop yourself with fright when he says “hello” while your walking up the stairs!! However it doesnt end there, he does eventually go to sleep but about 2am he comes running in like Mo Farah jumps on the bed and tries to settle down before we realise he’s there and put him back!!
Please tell me this just another phase!!! my life seems to be made up of phases these days, I have purchased a “grow clock” however I’m not even sure he’s understand the concept of it, I think for now it will be just another distraction for him…………………….I don’t think he’s ever drank so much water in his life 😉