Thanks for your story Cairnsbliss. Wow – you have it tough with hubby away and 3 kids let alone any sleep problems. I have an almost 3 yr old and a just 4 year old. Neither have ever been good sleepers really but Miss 4 now suffers from nightmares. I used to as well as a kid and my mum reminds me of my nightly cries to daddy and being put into their bed most nights. I don’t recall these happening past about age 10 though!!! Or at least I just sucked it up, pulled the blanket up to my chin and eventually went back to sleep.
Luckily Miss almost 3 is a heavy sleeper now as they share a room but she is a terror to get to bed. Neither child has had day sleeps since just before age 2 and neither slept a lot as babies (which I worried about first time around and then forgot about second!
It would be very hard to manage 3 with your patterns on your own and your thoughts around house work etc seem like your doing a great job. It’s so eay to b concerned with things that at the end of the day your kids won’t remember a constant pile of washing on the ground when they were 3 but they will remember mum yelling at them.
You’re dong an awesome job – and to every other mum out there in a similar boat, chin up, one night they’ll all sleep though and you’ll worry and wake early to check that they’re ok (apparently this is only a mum thing, my husband thinks I’m nuts when I do this!!!) Our minds work in mysterious ways!!!
Posted by claret, 9th May 2013