Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Addicted!

It seem to me that my craziest part of every day is between Four and Nine. I don't really ever get a break within those hours. I don't know what it is, but I can't stand a messy house. So I usually spend those hours cleaning, starting and making dinner, feeding the family, folding laundry, doing dishes, giving baths, cleaning up my dinner mess, getting myself a bite to eat, making Alex a lunch for the next day, then into the night routine of brushing teeth, family prayers, books, etc... really the list goes on. Tonight I've seemed to find a break and I'm just waiting to put my girls to bed. Tonight I am trying something new and I am TERRIFIED! I asked Dejah if she wanted to sleep in Mycah's room....of course, she said "YES!". So we are giving it a try tonight. I told Dejah that she won't get her night light and the door will be "mostly" closed (rather than her WIDE OPEN, that she has to usually have). She agreed, so hopefully they won't wake eachother up. I really am afraid. This may just be a one night thing. I still have to take Mycah's Nuk (binkie, pacifier) away. But I need to prepare myself for a week of PURE TORTURE first. The girl is completely addicted to it!!! No joke! I am just as addicted to the thing as she is because it usually quiets her down...which comes in handy in public places and bed time. Have you heard her scream????? Enough said. So the plan is get rid of the NUK, and when she sleeps just fine without it, I'll put the girls together in the same room. This will be interesting. I'm scared.

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4 comments:

  1. Good luck! Let us know how it works out and don't spare any of the gory details. :)

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  2. Courage with the NUK. Lydia was exactly the same. Highly addicted and so was I. And she is a screamer. I was worried how we would handle church (mostly cause she is always cranky cause it's nap time) i had prepared my self for a week, possibly 2, of a terrible and cranky child. 24 hours was all it took for Lydia. I was shocked and very happy. I just went cold turkey, threw em out and kept her up late the first night so she would just be tired and fall asleep. She only was up 30 mins after we put her in bed before she fell asleep. Then the next day I tried to get her to nap, but she couldn't settle down for a while with out her pacifier, but at 3, she took a nap with out one and that night she went to sleep no problem, and has been perfect ever since.
    So maybe you will be pleasantly suprised

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  3. Why all the stress? She'll probably throw the nuk away herself on her first day of school.

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  4. I completely understand what you are going through. Scout LOVED her binki, and I was terrified of taking it away. I went into panic mode if we ever lost it. One of these days when Alex will be home that might me a good time to take it away. At least that is what we do. It is definatly easier with two people so that you can take breaks from the screaming. Good luck with it whenever you do decide to get rid of it.

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