We have an issue, alright, we have many issues. However, at the moment Fifi wakes up at 5 am everyday and stands in her cot screaming “mumeeeeeeeeee, MILK!, mumeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee MILK”. She is more awake than an awake seagull flying towards a chip. You can ask all sorts of questions:
“Fifi, are you going to invade Poland?”
“Fifi, is there a dinosaur in the garden?”
“Fifi are you going to be totally demanding today and beat up your brother and eat all our food”
“Fifi are you going back to sleep”
Sob. Me and the husband differ on how to deal with this one, I’m keen to try to get her to lay in bed next to me, even if she pokes me. At least I’m lying down. We did this with Toddler boy, it wasn’t too bad. The hubby thinks its better to get up and so this is what he has valiantly been doing. However, the past few days he was been unable to do this and so I have had to get up and sit downstairs. As I sit downstairs for vast chunks of my life, this has not been joyful. I’m not complaining here about the hubby’s decision. I just wonder if there is another approach. An in-between one, one where she is not rewarded for getting up so early.
I have tried to think of one, one day I put some toys into her cot. Unfortunately I couldn’t put enough in as she had chucked them all out before I even reached the door. Television in her room would be a slippery slope. We may just have to start going to bed at 8 O’clock in the evening ourselves…