Image via WikipediaOh dear God I don't know how much more I can handle.
I was encouraged to stop the daily naps for my daughter so she will go to bed earlier. Perfect, I thought. I give up a couple hours in the middle of the day for a couple of me hours in the evening.
Here's what has played out:
She gets horribly cranky, no cranky does not do that justice. She gets extremely bitchy late afternoon which in turn makes me bitchy.
She falls asleep by 7:30PM...Yippee!
At around 11PM she wakes and walks her butt into our bedroom.
Around 2AM she is wide freaking awake demanding something: water, teddybear, blanket, tv.
7AM she wakes all ready to take on the day. Which means I have to set an earlier alarm for myself so I can have at least one cup of coffee in complete silence. (I hate mornings!)
Is there a secret code I need for this to transition more smoothly?
Am I just completely off my rocker for attempting to mess with someone's sleep pattern?