This week has been a little…rough.
Monkey has decided that she doesn’t need to sleep. Ever.
Usually she takes one nap mid-day and then goes to bed for the night about 8:00pm. But Apparently she is now a member of the Cullen family (Twilight. For those of you that aren’t familiar: Cullen Family = vampires that don’t sleep) doesn’t need sleep anymore.
I mentioned recently that she was a great sleeper and I could count the number of times she had trouble sleeping in her life on 2 hands. Well, she had doubled that number in the last week. So I’m pretty sure I jinxed myself.
She has also taken to throwing huge temper tantrums. Huge. The kind that I have to video because her Grandparents would never believe me and say something like “Poor girl, I’m sure it wasn’t that bad. She’s too sweet to do something like that.” Well, yes she is sweet but she does have her moments.
So she cries and cries at nap time and then cries and cries at bed time. I think I am going to lose my mind.
She absolutely still needs a nap. And I absolutely still need her to take a nap. Around 5:00 on days without a nap is when it really starts to be apparent that she should have napped and then it is too late for a nap and yet still so far from bedtime. It’s like torture.
We have been working to stay on a “schedule,” not that we weren’t in the neighborhood of a schedule before. We have been doing the same nap and bed routines forever. Although tranquilizers and whiskey are an option I don’t want to deal with child services so I think we’ll stay clear of that.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Or maybe you know of some gypsies in my area that I can sell her to? No I’m just kidding, mostly.