Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Too Tired to Think

I am so utterly exhausted. It's not even remotely funny. How can one small person who is normally so cute and layed back and sweet cause such dark circles under my eyes. For the last 4 days, I've been repeatedly putting him back in his new big boy bed.
We moved him out of the crib just after Thanksgiving because he had started climbing out multiple times a night but couldn't get back in. Well, he's still getting out of bed multiple times a night and climbing into bed with siblings to "play." Sister and brothers and daddy and mommy are not so playful at 11pm, 1am, 3am 5am and so on and so forth.
I will not reveal our spanking philosophy because in this day in age, you just get shot at by both sides. Some things are better left unsaid. Suffice to say, we've tried just about everything other then sitting on him. (I've contemplated that and sadly, gasp, a very large dog kennel). Know that I would never do either, but it was a fleeting thought.
Its like having a newborn all over again in the sleep deprivation arena!
He's so dang cute too! He just tiptoed out the door to the hallway where I'm sitting to say, "wuv woo mommy." And that was after I'd just disciplined him and put him back to bed. Oh Supernanny, some days I wish you lived with me.
Tonight, we are moving big sister out of the room that they share and gating him in. I'm going to move all her toys and dolls and crayons and books and barbies, and fingernail polish, etc... to the top shelf of her closet and gate him in. I'll let you know how it goes.


Kristen said...

I feel your pain. I'm kinda thinking if I had a large dog kennel it might get used. ;) But alas, that's not in my resources.. ;)

Bekah's door gets gated most nights. She can scale it, but in the middle of the night, she's not usually that ambitious. ;)

Hang in there!

The Frugal Muse said...

So sorry it's been rough! I know all will settle in soon!

Living Creatively said...

I'm telling you, something is in the air!!! From what I hear, everyone lately is having a terrible time with their toddlers!!

We went through the out-of-bed-all-night stage with one of our kids, too. It's a hard call. One of mine did it because he was truly scared, and I don't ever discipline for that. But the other one, at that age, was just a rascally little stinker! A gate is a good plan!

Maybe a reward under his pillow, if he stays in his bed all night? Naturally, he won't listen the first night, but seeing all the other kids get suckers in the morning might make an impression. Just throwing out thoughts. I'm not Supernanny, by any means. Wish she could live-in with me, too!!! ;)

Soaring High said...

He's just being a stinker at nap time. We're still trying to figure out bedtime.