So, how’s it all going?
Well, I’m still very, very tired. I’m not sore and stiff from sleeping next to a toddler all night long, but I am still very, very tired. By looking at things you will see we have had more success than failures, but for every one of those goddamn stickers, that usually means me getting up 2 to 3 times, putting her back into her bed, again, and again. She has also been sick for about 5 of those 8 weeks (I wish I was kidding) which doesn’t help things. We’ve had trips away, Rob’s been away for 2 of those weeks, I’ve been away for a few days – it’s hardly been boring, everyday life.
So, what do I think has been a success? Well, she gets that she needs to be in her own bed. The message has been consistent and she understands it. Does that mean she does it? Shit no! She still attempts to get in and sometimes I’m so tired that I don’t even realise she has slipped in until hours later. There are less tantrums. There isn’t a made up bed next to our bed anymore. She understands what has to happen. And maybe, with a little good health and some normal routine, we just might get there. I freaking hope so anyway…I’ve put in enough hard yards already.
In other news – it’s charts a go-go here! Daisy’s home readers, and now? TOILET TRAINING. I am hopeless at toilet training, nor can I think of a less boring topic for readers, so that one will be out of the blogging equation. I decided that I had been lazy enough, so I am attempting to half-heartedly give it a red hot go. Well, I made a sticker chart at least and that’s always a start!
Also, if anyone has any tips for a persistent, cry, tickling cough that makes an almost 3 year old cough every 34 seconds I would be REALLY interested. I’m slowly losing my mind. Maybe I’ll make a sticker chart for my slow demise?