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So Martina(22 mos) skipped most of her nap yesterday, was incredibly grouchy all day, was over tired and didn`t go to bed until 10:45pm and then woke up at 5am in a tantrum, I got her back to sleep but couldn`t get myself back to sleep.<br><br>
I don`t want to drink caffiene to stay awake plus I am afraid the little one will get an extra boost and not go to bed tonight.<br><br>
So she had a nap from 1:45 until 2:45 so a good hour and is pretty peppy still.<br><br>
I have managed to maintain my calm but I am hitting the wall.<br><br>
I am fake patient now instead of real patient.<br><br>
So I am hoping by posting this I will keep my patience(fake as it is) and get dd to sleep at areasonable time so I can go too.<br><br>
It won`t take much to send me over the edge..I am so tired:yawning: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping"><br><br>
A pep talk might help<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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fake patience is better than no patience!<br><br>
Can you go for a walk? Getting out of the house helps me. Is there someone who can help you take a nap? (It's Saturday after all - mom deserves a nap, right?)<br><br>
Start the bedtime routine REALLY early - so that you're not feeling like you have to rush through. Skip anything that causes you stress.
 

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no one to help..dh is a long haul truck driver and has been gone 9 days, will be home Monday, older kids are at friend`s houses.<br><br>
I am holding up...no walk though, my 4 year old wants to go to her friend`s house down the road and I know if we go out she will freak if we don`t go that way but they have company<br><br>
so far my 4 year old almost had an accident 2 in her underwear and came in with a scraped knee...I have had to wrap it in a blanket a multitude of times and it kept falling off, I think she`s forgotten it now. It`s been a rough day for her because one of the goldfish died(we`ve had it 2 years)<br><br>
My little one has pulled all the videos off the shelf, torn my new chequebooks out of the box and pretty much destroyed the office as I am typing...*sigh`*<br><br>
OK...still calm<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and still tired<br><br>
Thanks for posting!
 

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Hang in there Sweetie!!!! It's so awesome that you are coming to the thread to look for support and keep your cool. I'm sending loving Mama energy your way!
 

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they are in their pj`s with no struggle!<br><br>
Ok..I am 8 minutes from bedtime but whose counting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks guys..I just keep coming back here to read when things get a little crazy..they are quietly watching a dvd now and when that`s over it`s bed for them!
 

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I made it! I kept my cool..got them to sleep and had a good night's sleep myself.<br><br>
Ready to face today's challenges head-on..and they have already started!<br><br>
Thanks everybody!
 

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If you need any support today, I'll be around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
You can do it - I'm sending energy to you, me, and all Mamas out there that it's going to be a loving, sweet day!
 

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It was a challenging day(they usually are) but at least I had 7 hours sleep last night.<br><br>
We spent a lot of time outside..no tv..except for me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
But no nap..I think she's transitioning out of her naps, Lord help me please, and it seems she takes one every other day.<br><br>
My dh will get home around dinner time tomorrow night, leave Tuesday, hopefully back for Wednesday night or early Thursday and then home for a little while...I just need to get through!<br><br>
It is now 6:23, they are eating dinner still, I am finished and sneaking a break. I have been outside a lot today which makes the days and nights easier.<br><br>
But it aint over yet..I may be back<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Oh Gosh, that no-nap thing is awful! We're there too. We call it rest time now and it's 50/50 on whether I get a nap out of it. Ugh! My dh says "let them go," and I tell him "then YOU stay home and do the whole day without a break!" I don't care if ds goes to bed just a little bit earlier if he doesn't nap - I still need that middle of the day break desperately!!!!<br><br>
Okay, just a bit more - you're awesome! You're almost there and I hope you get 7+ hours sleep tonight too.
 

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ok so she went down at 7:30, woke up and fell out of bed<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> so I brought her downstairs..she was fine, it's low, but she was awake, she kinda played around a bit and her sister played with her and then she climbed in my lap and nursed to sleep and is sound now.<br><br>
So both of them in bed at 10pm...geesh, what a long day.<br><br>
I should be in bed but I need to wind down.<br><br>
anyway..I didn't lose it and I remained calm and patient except for the odd annoyed sigh.<br><br>
I am sooooooo glad my dh is home tomorrow night.<br><br>
Thanks for stickin' by me!<br><br>
Carolyn
 

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I am back<br><br>
She woke up at 4:30am and just went back to sleep at 7:15am...I am so exhausted and too awake to sleep now...thankfully dh gets home tonight...if he calls and tells me he's delayed I will cry.<br><br>
I don't know how I am going to do it when the kids go back to school..I cannot function on this little sleep.<br><br>
I am so frustrated and I feel angry at her. Illogical but sleep deprivation doesn't make for logical thinking.<br><br>
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