All I want is a break.

But it is apparently not to be.

Child is not napping today.  I gave up trying to get him to sleep after about 30 minutes, and I put the hook on his door.  I know he is safe in his room, and I just need some down time. He just will not calm down for me.  I can lie on the floor with my eyes closed, and he will just continue jumping and screaming.  I cannot take the shrieking.  So I left the room.

But damn, I hate getting him to sleep.  It takes a long time, and I just do not have the patience.  So if he is not going to sleep, he is going to not sleep in his room by himself, because I need the break.  I can hear him in there destroying his room, but I am beyond caring.

Not being able to get him to sleep makes me so mad, I see red.  I know the child is tired because he has been going a mile a minute all damn day.  He is not even 2.5, and I know he needs a nap.  So why won’t he take it!  If he gets to sleep too late, I will not be able to do my evening activity, and I desperately need my running group today. Especially if child will not get to sleep and give me break.

And I cannot really relax until he is asleep.  So I just sit here pissed off.  I hate the limbo.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose's Daughter
    Apr 13, 2012 @ 10:43:48

    I usually give it 30 minutes. If he is not sleep by then, I move on. It’s not worth my stress. If he misses his nap, we go to bed early. period.


    • vablondie
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 00:20:11

      Thanks so much for your comment! I really do need to take a chill pill about naps! I will try to give him a chance to get to sleep on his own. That is a goal for next week, maybe.


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