Oh, bedtime; the daily struggle that is trying to convince your kid to give up playing in favor of unconsciousness, so they can be well-rested enough for another day of play. I don't know about you, but my kid's bedtime can be the most frustrating and welcomed, loud and peaceful, juxtaposing moment of the day. Some nights are easy, while others are significantly more challenging, but whether they're good bad or some form of both, my friends are going to hear about them.There are definitely more than a few texts moms send friends during their kid's bedtime because, let's face it, misery loves company.
Not only do you need to vent when your kid is fighting sleep with a frustrating amount of success, but it definitely does help to have support from friends when sleep seems like a pipe dream. When you're exhausted and your kid is exhausted and what should be a no-brainer (because, honestly, who doesn't like sleep?) becomes a battle, you'll need to reach out and hear a few words of encouragement. Trust me.
Over the last few years, I have tried a variety of different things to help my daughter go to sleep. Some nights, though, it seems like it takes forever for her to pass out and nothing I try seems to work. I always try to make sure my daughter gets a good night's sleep, but that depends on not only my timing and the methods I use (or attempt to use), but also on her desire and will power. While these nights are long and stressful, they are also well worth it, if only for the texts I'm able to send my friends, which definitely include the following: