Lately Jade has taken to calling for us a million times after we put her to bed. "I'm having trouble sleeping. Will you stay with me a little while?" is usually what she'll say. That or, "I don't want to be all by myself." It is so annoying because I put 150% into every day (okay, maybe not 150% and maybe not everyday but I work hard) and I really look forward to relaxing after the kids are in bed and the last thing I want to hear is, "Moooommmy. Moooooommmmmyyyyyyyy."
This issue is compounded by the fact that The Hubs has been working late a lot. So after I do the whole getting in bed routine, then I have to answer the calls. So annoying.
Yesterday I had the kids up and out of the house by 9:30am. We went to the park and played hard. I mean, I was right there playing with them. Chasing them with a spray bottle and pretending to go on a road trip and everything. Then we stopped for lunch and went back to the park for more playing ( a friend called while we were having lunch and wanted to connect). I sang songs in the car all the way home to keep them awake so they could have a good nap.
When they woke up from their nap, we had a snack and then went to the library. After the library we went and visited with my inlaws. The Hubs was working late as usual, so by the time we got home (after 8:00p) it was on me to do the whole bedtime routine.
Needless to say, I was not in the mood for any shenanigans. This is what I told Jade as I tucked her in:
Me: Do not call my name. If you need to potty, go potty. If you need a drink, get some water out of the sink. If you have trouble sleeping, say a prayer, but whatever you do, do not call my name or you will have significant consequences.
Jade: What kind of consequences?
Me: Do you really want to find out?
Jade: Ummmm, no....
She didn't make a peep!