Tuesday, March 4, 2008

That's it... we're going SuperNanny on him...

For the most part, I've never had a problem with my kids and sleeping. In fact, I've always counted myself downright lucky to have such good sleepers. However, Max has stopped going to bed at night and it is driving me crazy!

We tuck him in and within about 30 seconds he is out of his room complaining that something hurts, his finger, his leg, his arm, and even once his "forebummy". No I don't know what a "forebummy" is, but he was pointing to the side of his bum.

We typically put him back in bed, cover him again and leave. Now, Lather, rinse, repeat about 5 times a night. We have gotten to the point where we tell him that we won't cover him anymore, which turns into a giant screaming fit. To the point where as I walked out of his room one night, Tim says, "No offense, Mom, by why don't you just cover him?" How do you tell the 7 year old that it really isn't about covering him at this point?

Well, Rich has started the super nanny move of putting him without saying a word. So I did that last night... i put Sam in our bed and put max back in without a word (or covering him) and listened to the screaming. Which we repeated 3 times before he came out and told me that I have to watch him cover himself. I followed him down the hall, stood in the doorway, watched him cover himself, and left. Ahhh, peace and quiet ensued!

Let's see what happens tonight!


JSmith5780 said...

Do you still have a baby gate? The only time we ever close the baby gate on B&C's room is at bedtime. Even though they can open it if they want, it's usually a good deterrant. They seem to understand that this means no exiting.

Just a thought. I do open the gate when I go to bed.

timsamsmom said...

Yeah, we hae the baby gate there, but then he just stands at the gate screaming which makes it impossible or the other 2 to fall asleep. Plus he's gotten so loud before that Sammy came out crying it upset him so much.

Last night was better, Rich did something and he stayed. Maybe Rich just needs to be the one to put him to bed ;)

JSmith5780 said...

Yup, just have Rich do it!!

I HATE that the kids need me and only me most of the time. Not that I don't like to be needed but mommy needs a break sometimes!