Remember the first day? “FIRST DAY OF SLEEP TRAINING: This is no joke!” Well, days 2-5 went pretty much the same way.
I think my son is unusually stubborn… (does every parent think that?)
We did “the routine” – I’ve been sticking to set nap and bed times – We’ve been stern yet loving… I’m hoping he just needs a few more days of this before realizing we really mean business!
For some comic relief – there were a couple of variations the last few days. Yesterday, for example, it took me 51 times of putting him back into bed for it to stick! FIFTY-ONE. That’s ridiculous. Isn’t it?
Scattered throughout the last few days Jackson has decided that he’s a CAT. Yes, the kind that go “meow”… he literally gets out of bed crawling, comes to the door and crawls up to me MEOWING. Who is this kid?! It is seriously hard to keep a straight face!
He also has been fascinated with his feet. When I see him get out of bed on my Lorex spy cam, I go to the door and he sprints back into bed and screams ‘FEET!’ while showing me his feet. Okay. I’m glad he knows where his feet are and that it brings him soooo much joy… but it’s nap time, put your feet down, close your eyes and sleep please!
We’ve had a couple of pooping incidents. Thank goodness they were all IN the diaper! Of course he chooses nap time to decide that he really needs to relieve himself. Off to the closet he goes to hide in a corner and do his business in private.
The jumping on the bed & somersault thing is also alive and well… at least once every “session.” Again, super hard to keep a straight face and put him back to bed when he just looks so darn cute and happy!
As for me, I must admit, my patience wears very thin… four days and still not much improvement. When I get really frustrated by his antics… that’s when I call in my secret weapon – DADDY.
Together we’ll succeed but we just need to keep at it. Life is still swell