Monday, September 21, 2009

My BIGGEST Pet Peve - as a mom

Okay, this isn't funny! I am looking for ANY solution and I am hoping my readers can help.

Are you ready to hear my absolute biggest eerk of all of parenthood thus far!

Nap time horror story. It is when you put your toddler to bed and she falls asleep beautifully. Then after a couple of story books, the preschool goes to bed. He talks, sings, claps, and then calls out persistently, "mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy....." and on he goes until mommy comes in and it isn't the mommy he was hoping to see. He gets the hint and quickly falls asleep. Seconds later, his toddler sister (who has been sleeping for 20 minutes) is shrieking in tears because she was prematurely woken up!

Some may say, just go in and tell her to go back to sleep. Okay, not this child. She WILL NOT! She is up and she will stay up. By 4 o'clock she will have turned into a pumpkin!

What is a mom to do? Wake the sleeping child to hear his sisters cries?
I am stumped. Can you offer any wisdom? Other that call the babysitter quick and get out of the house?


Sarah Mae said...

Put the other child to bed first. :)

Kitten Muffin said...

We had the exact same problem. My kids are 17 months apart and for quite a while we had to arrange nap time so that one slept in the bedroom and the other cozied up in a play tent in the livingroom. No one naps anymore these days. I feel like I need to though!

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