I was pretty tired today, so instead of reading my four year old son a few books my eyes were closing by the end of the first. When finished I usually sleep with him until he drifted off. But today I just wanted to sleep.
He kept wriggling, tossing and turning. I gave him warnings that if he did it again I will leave. Then he did it again. I left and went to sleep in my bedroom. The next five minutes or so he kept going in and out of his bedroom; to the toilet; asking for a glass of water which he only had a sip; some cream for his hands; some cream for his noise (Vicks)….
My oh my! Will this ever stop?! I exploded but calmly said “Ethan please go to bed and get some sleep. You need energy for swimming tomorrow”. He sat on his bed “But I’m not comfortable”, looking all sorrowful. “Come on lie down and I’ll tuck you in all nice and snuggly”. Then I gave him a kiss on his forehead. I could see his cheeky grin closing his eyes while I was doing so. “I love you” I whispered to him and left the room…
Why oh why didn’t I just do that in first place… Lol! Nighty night all. Xx
How does your little one likes to be put to bed?