Sorry, but I have now had bedtime for Daniel in chunks.
We used to be very good. We would put Daniel down, read him a story and walk out the door. And he would sleep. Then we went through a patch where he challenged us and we dealt with it by using some of the techniques in ‘Toddler Taming’.
Then he dropped his afternoon nap and would pass out in your arms at night, which ended up with us only being able to leave him when he is fast asleep.
Of late he is playing games at night instead of lying still so you can read his story and asking you to leave the room. So tonight, I lost it and now am doing controlled crying. I absolutely hate it, but it cannot carry on like this. I also have to keep reminding myself that I’ll achieve nothing by being pissed off with him – we did this to ourselves.
Being a parent sucks sometimes.
EDIT: 21h16 and it is quiet after putting him back in his bed about 1 000 times. Will whisper in his ear how much I love him before I go to bed.