Tonight was tereable. My toddler will not stay in bed and i am so stressed I could go nuts! Sometimes I feel like I am doing it all by myself, but I know the Good Lord is helping me even though I dont feel like it at times. I have been a single mom and there are times when I just feel like I still am even though my husband sleeps soundly in bed as I deal with an out of control toddler.
There are many pretty searous issues surrounding this. I just got my daughter back from foster care where she was placed for about a year dew to our mistakes with drugs and drinking. I know its much harder on her, but what I dont know is how to parent her correctly. I feel like a bad mom when she sobs about bed time, but then again I know bounderies need to be in place for her to feel safe. I try to sit beside her little bed with her, read, sing and pray with her after about a half an hour of that we turn the lights ont and she wants the dog, daddy, to pee, to drink and all the above repeats..she is nearly entirely pottyy trained so when she says i need to pee i take her in there and she sits on her little chair and states " I want to eat " I know she is not hungry, she did not have to pee, and she is working me. Paitence I have to say I need to work on a bit, but after 2 hours its ten at night and she finally fell into a deep enoufgh sleep that I was able to tip toe out of her bedroom and here I am. I'm wiped.
I know what to do? do i? do i just lay there with her? she wants to talk, get dog-dog, etc..she will not stay in her bed unless I AM IN THERE!! So do I just make that the nightly routeen? I guess it will be untill she adjusts more.
I feel so bad that I did this to her. Ug.
Well im off to giveaway land then to bed..toodles.