I try to stay very positive on this blog. But GEEZ. Sometimes a girl has got to vent.
My kids are making me crazy. I feel like they are all going through phases. REALLY hard phases.
We recently moved Quinn into Hendrix's room. We were having to put Quinn to sleep in our bed every night because either Veda wasn't sleeping good enough yet for Quinn to walk in and go to sleep, or Quinn was too worried about waking Veda up so she would refuse to go in there. So we would put her on our bed then move her when I came to bed. It worked, but was kinda annoying. So we put Q and X together and we were hopeful that our problems were solved. Not the case. Hendrix has never ever ever gotten up out of his bed until I come and get him. It's been awesome. But now that he shares a room with Quinn who gets up all the time - to pee - to complain about her brother making too much noise etc, Hendrix now gets up. He gets up in the middle of the night, or 4:30 in the morning just to tell me he can't sleep. Of course the reasonable answer is to just bring him back to bed. But that usually ends up with him screaming his head off which wakes up either one sister or both. Not only that- but bedtime has only gotten worse. Hendrix doesn't want to go to sleep. He whines and cries or screams until we move Quinn into our bed so she can get some sleep. Then Hendrix continues to freak out for a while. I feel like I'm having to go through the 'cry it out' phase all over again. Then my morning routine is often interrupted by a little boy who just gets up while I'm trying to get out the door for a run or quickly take a shower before school craziness begins. So what do I do? Did we make the wrong choice moving quinn into his room? Probably. Should we move her back? I have no idea. I feel like I've always had a good handle on my kids sleep. I'm slightly controlling with that part of their lives, and I'm having a hard time controlling it now. Help.
Not only are we having sleep issues, but behavioral ones too. And maybe these are all stemming from lack of sleep? But the WHINING. I want to pull my hair out. It started with Quinn who can whine like the best of them. About everything. Every time she tattles on her brother, every time she can't find something, every time she wants something, every time things aren't going 100% her way. She lays it on thick. She is often in a sad mood after school- and yesterday I noticed on my way home that she was happy and cheerful with her friends (I drive a few kids home) then as soon as they were out of the car she got sad and whiney again. Is this normal? Is she just a girl and growing out of her little girl sweetness? I KNOW I have been lucky with Quinn. She is honestly inherently GOOD. But lately there's been a switch. And unfortunately it has been rubbing off on Hendrix who has started to whine like crazy too.
And my sweet little Veda who hasn't bit anyone for a few months has started biting again.
So what am I doing wrong, my friends?