Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I hate bedtime
I'm not really sure when it started but all I can say is that I hate bedtime. Why? Because it takes my kids between 1 and 2 hours to go to bed every night and its killing me. The introvert/Katrina time that I desperately need is being sucked away by my kids struggling to fall asleep at a decent time each night. Yes, the TV is off. Yes, I read them a story. Yes, I pray with them each night. Yes, they eat a good dinner and have plenty of exercise. I just don't know what happened. They both used to fall asleep by 7:30pm sharp. Even as I am write this post I had to stop and go help the kids fall asleep. I just sang 'hush my dear' about 20 times. Thankfully, it worked. Sadly, it is 9:04pm. I started the bedtime routine tonight at 8pm.... I keep praying that this is just a temporary glitch in the schedule and everything will be back to normal in a few days. I don't know. Does anyone else struggle to get their kids to go to bed? Certainly I am not the only one. Sometimes I feel like a 'horrible mother' because I compare myself to other people who seem to have this bedtime thing mastered. Am I crazy? Well, I am going to try and enjoy the next 1.5 hours to myself. Maybe I can get some editing and cleaning done...maybe.