Ok, for the past two weeks, we have been dealing with a restless 4-year-old. She doesn’t want to sleep in her bed. She wakes up and comes into our room constantly and has been waking her brother up with her racket. I know why she is doing it. I understand it. However, I don’t know how to stop it.
You see, even though my husband is home for the most part, up until recently his job required him to be gone…a lot. In fact when we counted all the days he was gone last year, it equaled to over 300 days. We never knew when he would leave or when he would come back to us. Sometimes he would be only two hours away, but for at least a third of the year, he was in North Dakota and Montana. While we are all very thankful he is home, it has been quite an adjustment. When he leaves, only for a day, she cries and is afraid he won’t be back for a while. Then, of course, add the fact I was pretty sick for a few weeks, and it has thrown our whole schedule out the window. Needless to say, it is causing disruption to her sleep… and to all of ours.
I don’t want to let her sleep in our bed. We actually gave into her last night and let her sleep in the playroom which turned out to be a bad idea because she kept her brother awake. So I thought I would throw the question out to my readers: do any of you have any experience with this, and do any of you have any advice?
I thank you all in advance from one very sleep-deprived mommy and daddy!