If you've read this blog anytime in the last 6 months, you've noticed a pattern. We have sleep issues at our house.
These sleep issues were brought on by a certain little girl giving up her cassie (pacificer). Once the cassie was gone, she didn't have her comfort item any longer. We offered to buy her a lovey, a special blanket or anything for nighttime sleepiness. Oh no, she wouldn't have any of it. She didn't need those things, 'cause she had me.
I have become the cassie. She doesn't suck on me, but she uses me to pat her, sing to her, etc. In short, I've become captive to a 3 y.o.
This is my own fault. I've failed as a mother in this area. Despite my best intentions, I've become an enabler. My name is MommaJen and I am a 3 y.o.'s nighttime crutch. There, I've said it, my secret is out.
But...we've had an intervention at our house. Momma is no longer providing bedtime assistance for this gal. Daddy is now the one and Daddy is much more firm. And the results......
screaming, fussing, etc, but eventually.....SLEEP! All night, no getting up, no playing musical beds...just sleep, glorious sleep. And this momma has needed it, 'cause there's nothing like walking around in a newborn-momma stupor when you in fact DO NOT HAVE A NEWBORN!!
Here's to many more nights of sleep and less and less screaming! Oh please, oh please! Oh, Please!