I am very surprised at my 3 year old daughter!!

Australia
September 11, 2010 7:13am CST
My daughter was 3 back in April & as alot of you know, she normally doesn't go to sleep unless someone is laying down with her but this past week, she has been taking herself to bed!! Most of the time, she will turn her tv on & play one of her dvd's & just fall asleep in bed or she will just crawl into bed in the dark (she has a night light on all the time) & go to sleep that way! I guess to me, this is howing me that she is growing up! I think this is a great thing...after she has a bath of a night, I give her a cuddle & a kiss & tell her good night & she just goes to bed The only sad thing is that my "baby" is frowing up.
12 responses
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
21 Sep 10
It is sad to see that our babies are growing up, but it is also a good thing to see as well. My son is going to be four next month and he really is growing up far too fast in my opinion. He is taking himself to bed and he is completely potty trained (I don't miss buying diapers at all). However, it does make me sad that he doesn't need me in nearly the same capacity that he did just a short time ago. Kids really grow up too fast in my opinion.
• Australia
22 Sep 10
I agree, it is sad to see our babies grow up but at the same time it's great to see them grow & learn. I too don't miss buying diapers lol.
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
12 Sep 10
you are very lucky that you have a smart daughter i hope she stay hat way until she grows up :)
• Australia
22 Sep 10
I hope so too.
• Singapore
12 Sep 10
Well, congratulations! At least your daughter is able to rely on herself now. I have some relatives whose child even needs coaxing to sleep and they're about 6.
• Australia
22 Sep 10
Sometimes my daughter needs to be told to go to bed but she's not too bad.
@oldchem1 (8132)
12 Sep 10
From my experience with kids they all seem to suddenly reach the time when they settle down. One day they are complete little pains, next they instantly settle down! I am pleased for you that at l.ast you are getting as little peace of an evening - but as you say you baby isn't a baby anymore!!
• Australia
22 Sep 10
It is amazing at how suddenly they do this...I am just sad that my baby isn't a baby anymore.
• Vietnam
12 Sep 10
wow... It is a good new, you daughter is growing up. Wish you take good care on her. Wish you have a happy time with your family.
• Australia
22 Sep 10
I will take care of her, thank you
• China
12 Sep 10
I also have a lovely daughter , I give her a chaming name:taotao.I love her very much especially her grandparents .I kown that leaning English is very important in modern world .so I began to teach her English from born to now. In teaching her english,i enjoy a lot of pleasure. At the same time. I studied English too.she is 6 years old.we will feel their growing slowly.Enjoy the happiness.
• Australia
22 Sep 10
Wow, your daughter must be able to speak good English now..this will give her a headstart when she starts learning English at school.
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
11 Sep 10
Gee, 3 years old and learning to be independent. Pretty soon she won't need you at all. What happened to nurturing children and having a routine. What happened to quality time spent with your child. Are DVDs and television shows the new "parents" of children? They seem to be the baby sitters and the teachers. I think this is very sad.
• Australia
11 Sep 10
By no means do I use dvd's as a baby sitter...this is her wanting to watch it...she is only allowed a certain amount of time to watch tv a day....other than that, we are always doing something together like gardening, craft, walking, playing games, etc..
@shia88 (4571)
• Malaysia
11 Sep 10
Hi, It is a great achievement for your daughter and you should reward her with some stickers or her favourite toy as she has done a great job. For my son, he also sleep by himself. I don't have habit to sleep with him for nap and night time. When he feel sleepy, he will go to bed by himself.of course, I will give him a good night kiss before he goes to bed. I will get everything ready for him like make him his milk,brush teeth and change his pyjamas.
• Australia
11 Sep 10
You are lucky that your son will have a day time sleep as my daughter stopped them back in January.
@allknowing (130113)
• India
12 Sep 10
It suddenly happened. Right? That is how they grow. You will find them suddenly on their tummy, sitting, standing, walking all these activities one sees where no notice is given. And the most exciting thing will be when they suddenly say 'Mama'!!
• Australia
22 Sep 10
Yeahm she just started doing this by herself...I am so shocked that she doesn't need me to lie down with her anymore.
@asja1388 (131)
12 Sep 10
Thats really good! Excellent actually. I wish my daughter was like that- but probably a bit early to expect it from her- she is about to turn 2. Her daddy and me need to be both in bed and she wants a story and songs to listen too. Quite often she wants to eat or to go to toilet, just to extent some of her time being awake. But you are right, they are growing up so quickly, becoming independent..so we should really enjoy this time, even though its exhausting sometimes..
• Australia
12 Sep 10
My daughter still tries to stay up by saying she is hungry or thirsty too.
@deve_annrn (1856)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
Wow.., that's pretty cute.., Your daughter is learning to be independent at an early age.., It's part of their growth and development.., at a certain age.., They can start doing things on their own..=_)
• Australia
11 Sep 10
I am happy that my daughter is doing this too...It's definitely a great thing that she is being independent too.
@akn1961 (1034)
• India
11 Sep 10
your daughter is very loving and you are also taking her care and loving ,let love bllosom and bond is grew day by day ,i am also lucky to have two daughters both are doing engg,they are very loving ,caring and intelligent ,thanks for sharing.
• Australia
11 Sep 10
She is a very loving child.