stinkers, 5 and 7, have decided that they don’t need sleep any more.
getting later and later every night as they put up more of a fight to stay
daily dose of Eastenders perhaps? Or maybe they’ve heard rumours about Karl’s
antics on Corrie and just had to see it first hand.
the problem. It’s the constant coming downstairs for the most trivial of
reasons that’s getting irksome.
they come downstairs tonight’. Which I did because I’m cool like that.
eldest came down four times – all separately. That’s 11 disturbances (thank you
GCSE maths). Just not good enough.
love to stand on and earwig for as long as they can.
jumped up, walked upstairs, picked her up and put her back in bed, accompanied
by a few stern words.
a medical problem. But she doesn’t need the toilet that often during the day
time. Funny that.
not really sure how to deal with it. I remember being the same when I was
little though, so I can’t really be too stern with her.
night. She couldn’t remember so that wasn’t really a help. “You just grew out
of it”, doesn’t really help the current situation. Thanks anyway, mum.
them rewards for not getting up (unless it’s something genuine) – but how do you distinguish what’s genuine and
the percentage of liquid that’s gone from her beaker of squash?
10.15 and still looking for excuses to stay awake when she’s got to be up at
7am for school is less than conducive to her attention span in class.
painting but that’s besides the point.
the cheap through daily deals websites like Voucher Cloud and Groupon, so we
could threaten to stop days out. But I enjoy them just as much as the kids so
that’d be a punishment to myself!
class getting up four times a night as a bit of a micky take. Her excuses seem
a bit more believable though. Maybe she’s just learnt to play us.
walkie talkies where she asks for permission to get up and if it sounds genuine
then give her the green light to come downstairs?
awake by constantly asking us questions.
the stairs from 7pm to 7am? Possibly cruel. Possibly trauma inducing. Possibly
worth a shot regardless.
to be done to break this cycle or it could get worse.
either of them. Although that may work in my favour because they’ve never seen
me angry. Not that it makes me angry, just irked, so I’d have to pretend to be
angry and I’m the world’s worst at bluffing.
the kids getting out of bed all night?