Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Toddler Nightime Woes
Nightime is always unpredictable at my house. With two little boys aged 2 and 3 I often find one crawling into my bed in the middle of the night. I don't mind- I just pick them up, plop them next to me and we can all have a good night's sleep. The problem occurs when both wake up at the same time! This is one of the moments when being a single mom is the most difficult. Putting them both in bed with me doesn't work because one always bothers the other one usually my 2 year old bothering his older brother. If I bring them back to their room, I end up awake between them trying to coax them back to sleep. Last night was one of those nights. We tried to stay in the same bed, didn't work. I brought my 2 year old back to his bed and asked my three year old to stay in my bed. Just as I was lying next to my two year old in his bed and he's almost asleep, my three year old comes in the room. Wakes us all up again. Now they are both in their own beds and I am still with my two year old in his little toddler bed.... Just when I'm sure that he is now sleeping and I can finally return to my own bed- he meows (pretending to be a cat). As funny as that sounds (two year olds are so unpredicatable) it is very frustrating at 4:30 in the morning! I stayed for about 20 minutes more- finally they are both asleep. Of course, by then it was 5:15 in the morning, half an hour before my alarm goes off. Being a mother of two toddlers is never without surprises!