thank you all who left lovely comments and suggestions re Miss M's sleeping endeavours. Last night we had a really long talk to both of them about what bed time means and reinforced the rules. I also offered stickers to the first child who did a bedtime task..ie. the first one to go to the loo, gets a sticker, first one to get their pjs on, gets a sticker. I'm sure there are some of you reading saying,"you shouldn't play them off like that, its not good for their egos" Bollocks. Life is competitive and they need to understand that you can't always win. So the first child to fall asleep would find a sticker left outside their bedroom door this morning.
They reacted so well to this. Mr A fell asleep first, no surprises there. And Miss M only took 25 minutes to settle down, and not once did she get out of her bed to ask for something. We were ecstatic. Except..... remember how I said everything backfires?
Well this morning at 1.15am she entered our room and announced 'mamma, I don't want any stickers.'
We will try again tonight with enthusiasm and live in hope.
meanwhile, it is Mr A's last day of kindy ever. So Advent yesterday was making magic reindeer dust for kindy friends and teachers. Today, being the 11th day, they found some Christmas stickers to decorate presents.
To make your own reindeer dust. sprinkle some bird seed and glitter into a bag and follow the instructions.
magic reindeer dust
on christmas eve, sprinkle all over your lawn
the glitter will shine in the moonlight
and lead santa to your house before dawn.