How was your weekend??
The big news of the weekend was Pookah getting his crib converted to a toddler bed.
Now. CDub got it in his head that if he just converted his bed, Pookah would magically sleep all night IN HIS BED EVERYNIGHT.
So, he decided to put it up on Friday night while i was at work. He happly reported to me via text message that Pookah loved the new bed and was jumping up and down in it.
He later reported that he was asleep.
I came home at 8 am, and Pookah was where?
Not in his newly converted bed, but sound asleep in MY bed beside his Daddy.
Then, Saturday night, i experienced the REAL deal with getting Pookah to sleep in that bed.
It took 2 1/2 hours to get him down.
HE alternated between wanting to lay down under the covers and PRETEND to sleep( snores and all) and jumping up and down in said bed.
I wanted to bang my head against the wall.
Then he was scared of the shadows.
Then he cried because he wanted my to rock him to sleep.
Then he wailed “I want Daaadeee”
Then, obviously sleepy, he just sat in his bed nodding off.
Finally, at my wits end, I called for his Daddy to come up and try. He gets all upset with me. You know, the usual, I don’t get no help comments. Whatever. You do it. You converted his bed prematurely and you deal with it tonight. I was sleep deprived from working the night before and my patience was thin.
Nap time was just as bad on Sunday, and bedtime……
I hope it gets better.
Because I want him to do this.
All night long, without a fight.
So I’ve decided that toddler beds suck. For now. They make my boy too excited. Too happy, to unwilling to sleep in them. It’s like a game. Get in, get out. Get in, get out. Repeat.
But hey, that’s my life……