Preparing yourself for battle because you know it’s about to go down! It’s bedtime and it’s when you receive the most love of day. They are so hungry and so thirsty. They want to show you everything and they need you the most. Don't fall for it… it’s a trap!
Here are some things I'm sure you can relate to:
1. They are just not tired: All red in the eyes and barely making sense. They plead with you saying they aren't tired yet. How do you convince a toddler they need to sleep. In the morning you know they'll be assholes from the lack of it. I tell Bastian every time that he looks tired and I know his body. Here comes the waterworks! I'm mean and a loser.... This is a breaking point it's either going down kicking and screaming or peacefully. You don't want to lose but you also don't want to fight because you're already tired. Kicking and screaming it is! lol
2. Master negotiations are in order: The negotiations begin! Should you pull up a table; they are so good at this! They should be paid for this performance... I mean Academy Award good. Every single night you have to go through why they need to listen to you. They make such void points in this time as well. Just 5 more minutes they say and they'll lay down without a fight. This is their stall tactics you already been standing there for 10 minutes just telling them no. This is their strategy just breaking you down minute by minute. Stay strong mama this is the time to show them who runs the rodeo. At this point I don't listen to Bastian and I start talking over here telling him its not working. I listen to him when he listens to me. Lay in bed and I'll hear your story!
3. Sneaking around like FBI Agents: Now they are in bed and you walk away a champion. Next thing you know you hear things and you think it's a ghost or critters in your home. Guess what it's your child crawling around like a sneaky snake. Out of the bed and you have to start all over...This time you are more frustrated than the first time. Instead of losing your shit just pick their asses up and put them back in bed. They'll cry and want you lay down with them. Again this is a TRAP. Never lay down with them, you'll just fall asleep and then they win.
Don't let them win the battle! They know how to play the game and they know you oh too well! 😝 Comment Below your nightmare bedtime experience! 👇🏾
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