Monday, October 17, 2011
Uh oh we messed up!
Over the past month Hailey has been having a hard time sleeping due to monsters and ghosts...yup good old monsters and ghosts...she says they climb up the house and open her window and say "peek-a-boo Hailey!!!" I kind of want to tell her be glad thats all they do! ;) They dont sound all that bad to me ;) anyway...my wife leaves much earlier for work than I do, so by 5:30 or so she is out of bed and gone...well Hailey has now made a habit of coming into our room after she leaves and climbing into bed with me and telling me about her scary night of monsters scaring her! We usually fall back asleep together and wake up around 930. I am not gonna lie I really like cuddling in bed with my daughter and waking up with her next to me. seriously. its awesome. however we have now run into a small problem where she wants to get into bed earlier and earlier..sometimes like 1 or 2am which bascially is the entire night. of course if we try to talk her out of it she freaks, it's 1am we're all tired soooooooo....it's much easier just to let her in bed and go back to sleep. the problem is she is getting more and more used to sleeping in bed with us....which we know is not good. the thing is, i dont think it's such a bad thing for her to climb into bed with me early in the morning after mommy leaves for work, but in order for her to get back to sleeping in her bed by herself all night i think i am gonna have to stop it altogether. I just dont want to, because as I said it's awesome. waking up with my daughters smiling face and and her rubbing my back to wake me up is about the best thing i have ever experienced. it just makes me day. so now we're kinda stuck...how to get the monsters to go away?? how to get her back to sleeping in her own bed? and how to get her to understand the difference of laying in bed with daddy in the morning and sleeping in her bed all night? yeesh!!! we screwed up!!!!
Posted by Matt Sneed at 2:19 PM