I absolutely despise it. He will fight me to the death for over a damm hour...EVERY FUCKING NIGHT. You'd figure I'd get a lucky night where it's only a 20 minute battle. NO!! Tonight it was an hour and a half.
The problem is, I have to sit in his room the entire time. I'm so tired of not being able to read him the books, tuck him in and give hugs and kisses and leave. Instead, if that were to happen, he wouldn't stay in his room.
It's a NIGHTMARE trying to put him to sleep if I don't stay in. I'm talking, me having to hold the door knob on the other side with him on the opposite, kicking and screaming. This literally can go on for up to 5 hours.....trust me, I tried and I about shot myself!
He is sooooooo damn spoiled from my mom. I had to have him sleep in my bed when we moved back and I hated it. I don't like co-sleeping but we had to make do. When we got his bed back, I had to fight for months for him to consider sleeping in it. I've worked so hard to keep him out of my bed and be a big boy and sleep alone. He has a monitor in his room that if he needs me in the night to call for me and I'd be right in. This prevents him from getting up to climb in my bed. Unfortunately, I became sneaky and never called for me and just went into my mom and dads bed.
I'm back to square one! My mom always keeps taking him into her bed after he's asleep in his and that's kind of like a "bribe tool" for her that no longer works. When my dad was in the hospital for 4 days, every night she'd take him before bed to her bed. Then, they went on vacation on Mother's Day weekend and again, 3 days, she slept in the bed with her. I come to find out after DS came home from his dads, his dad lets him sleep in his and his GF's bed!
I'm in a battle that I can't seem to win!!!!!!
Between that and him refusing to go to sleep even when I stay in his room, I'm loosing my mind!
I'm thinking naps are about to be a thing of the past because he will not go to sleep at night! At school, he has 2-1hr play times outside and when he comes home, we play outside for another hour to hour and a half. Bath, dinner, 30 mins of TV to relax, teeth, story time and bed.....I make it very, very structured on purpose but he still fights it.
I have 2 more days of this and he graduates pre-k tomorrow and starts Summer Camp on Thursday. Once camp starts, zero nap so I'm hoping he'll be tired enough to stop this fighting because mommy is ready to check out!
Any help will be grateful!!