2 hours later

@asyria51 (2870)
United States
July 3, 2012 9:24pm CST
My daughter is still not in bed. We had to brush our teeth, a second time. Then we needed water, and another hug and kiss. OH wait, "I'm tooooo hot, mommy." I turn on the ceiling fan. "I'm too cold, brrrrrr!" I turn down the fan but not off. I need more water, I want my music....not that music my other music. Currently she is locked in her room screaming her head off. I followed our normal routine to a T. We read books, we cuddled, we got our last drink and went potty, then into bed with music on quietly in the background. One last hug and kiss, and we are done. Just needed a 2 minute vent. Any advice from all the parents out there.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jul 12
Oh goodness I absolutely hate nights like this! My daughter does the same thing at times. When I have had enough after we have done everything for her she goes to her room and she can throw a fit if she wants to. When she gets like that though it usually means she is over tired and she falls asleep within a few minutes...
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I know that she is overtired, but she gets herself so worked up that she will stay awake screaming just to prove me wrong.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
4 Jul 12
My two-year old son is close to that. We had dinner, brush teeth then go upstairs. He grab his books and ask me to read it. After that, we'll go potty and lay down. Oh he will ask me to turn off the light, then call his Dad who is still downstairs. He will ask me to sing with him, embrace and kiss me then he'll pray. We used to it just short but now we are taking it too long for him to fall asleep. After more than an hour of him to sleep, thank God he did. What did I do? I told him to close his eyes and don't open it until I said so. He will do that while laughing then he'll feel sleepy soon. If that won't work I will tell him that it's already night and if he will sleep now, he can wake up early and he can go for a stroll outside. He loves that so sometimes that worked.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
4 Jul 12
she seems to be winding down. I am going to try to head upstairs and finish getting my clothes put away. I hope that the drawers don't squeak.
• Philippines
4 Jul 12
I am not good with these since I am not yet a mother. And with this discussion, I did realized that it's just so hard to be a parents but you just couldn't let yourself out of it. As a mother, you have this responsibility and even though you are tired...you just needed to do it. I am imagining myself now...like foreseeing myself if I will become a mother. I think the best way is not to spoil our kids. But I don't know if I can really do that.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I am just letting her cry it out. Otherwise she will just keep coming up with more excuses. It is way past her bedtime, and really closely reaching my bedtime.
• United States
4 Jul 12
I don' miss those nights at all. I can only remember her crying because she wanted to sleep with me all the time. I even thought the police would come some nights.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I am currently hearing..."Mommy, I miss you!" It is slightly heart breaking, but we are also an hour and a half past normal bedtime, and we have an early start tomorrow, so I am just going to let her cry it out.