It's now 9:52 p.m., is your 2 1/2 year old to sleep? Mine just made it there.
Lately, Francesco has been having a rough time getting settled down for the night. God I hope it doesn't last. I was just about to giving the Binky back tonight. I literally could feel the life being sucked out of me as I left his room, took two steps away from the door and he started to yell out again.
We started the whole bedtime ritual at 8:21 pm and at 9:52 pm he is finally asleep, I hope. I haven't been able to get squat done in the evening because of these episodes. I have no idea what had brought them on and even more clueless of how to deal with them.
We do the same routine, read 2-3 books, turn on the music, leave a very generous night light on and give lots of hugs and kisses. He then yells out that he is scared, sometimes he will tell you what scares him. The cat is on his ceiling (I think he see a shadow), there's a dragon in the closet, a train is going to hit him, the list goes on. Other times I totally don't get what he is saying or he doesn't have an answer. You can tell he is on the very edge of going to sleep, he is to the point that he can hardly keep his eyes open while yelling and crying about being scared.
I have tried making sure the closet is all the way shut, turning the over head light on, reading an extra book, reassuring him I am not going to let anything happen to him, etc. I try to leave the room and tell him I will be back in 5 Min's (with every intention to go back) but don't make it 30-40 secs out of the room before it starts all over again. This occurs for at least an hour, can you just imagine how exhausting this can be? All the while I can only think of all the things I still need to do before I can even think about sitting down and even doing a leisure activity.
So, you can see how I could just about give the Binky back, but I didn't. I'm not even sure if that would help, he hasn't had the pacifier in over a month and this is a new recent issue in the last 10 (very exhausting) days.
I am wondering if he is having some form of night terrors but he is not asleep yet. If anyone has any insight I am all ears.
It's 10:10 pm and all Wee One's are sound asleep. For how long is the next question.
Pray for me!