About once per week we just have a lot of trouble getting J down for her afternoon nap. She yells and screams and then the baby gets upset so I have two crying. Today I kept putting J back into bed, trying to get her to stay there, but she wouldn't. She was screaming and crying so loudly that I shouted "SHUT UP!" at her and immediately felt like a horrible ogre of a mother. She just kept on going, so it did no good except to make me feel guilty, scare the baby, and possibly make J feel horrible as well. My own mother shouted at me a lot, though I don't remember it until I was about 6 or so. I just don't want to make my own daughter feel like she is a bad kid. Please, if you have any suggestions for me to try and keep my cool better, help a mama out! Thanks!
I should add that we co-sleep, I stay-at-home, and I nap with both of them every day, so it's not like the routine is ever any different.
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