Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Right on the Mason Dixon
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My almost 6 yr old dd is driving me crazy. She has her own bed, but has slept with me and her Dad most of the night always. I put her to sleep in my bed nowadays(Dh and I are separated) and stay until she is almost asleep and then say I have to go to the bathroom or something, so I can leave the room. She is a very dramatic and emotional child. I cannot say I am going downstairs or she freaks out about how she doesn't want to be alone, the crying goes on and on. So about one to two hours later she wakes up crying and crying and she "Is just missing me and where was I?"
I would think it had to do with the separation, but she has always done something similar to this when waking up in the night. I need some space for myself in the evenings! I am sorry if it is selfish, but I have always needed space and I feel like I am going crazy if I don't get some!
I have assured her a million times that I am not leaving her. I am right here in the house, but it's always the same.
Any ideas, suggestions?