Least favorite time of day

Besides the mornings............ cuz I am NOT a morning person.............., bedtime is my LEAST favorite time of day. It usually takes a good hour to get my girls settled into bed. Yes it is probably all my fault for not following "baby wise", I am an adamant non-baby-wise mom and have huge issues with that book and that could be a whole nother post!! anyways I really dislike bedtime cuz I hate that the last thing of the day is me getting frustrated with the kids and I usually end up raising my voice, and I hate that that happens. Bed time when daddy is not home is harder and ends up with the girls crying for their daddy.............I cannot seem to win.

When I dreamed of being a mom I had visions of my children with their soft angelic curls bouncing around their faces running to me to kiss me good night, sing my praises and tell me how much they love me and will see me in the morning and will dream of me all night...........instead my reality is little girls with snags and twigs in their hair that is in desperate need of a brush, dinner needing to be wiped off their faces and fighting their sisters who has to kiss their mom good night first.....well maybe not to that extreme but some nights that is a pretty good description!

They fight me tooth and nail as if falling asleep is some major crime that I am forcing them to commit. Right now even they are crying "I want my daddy" and kicking their legs on their beds. It doesn't help that we are all sleeping in 1 room right now in our friends basement. Not that I am not grateful cuz I am!!

Ok now they are mimicking Hailey who is wailing the loudest......ok I am snickering.... how can they take me seriously????

so what about you? what is your least favorite time of day and why?

13 comments:

MugwumpMom said...

Getting out of bed.

Ok, now I'm off on vacation..well, in the morning anyway.

Have a great move. Hope all goes well.
I love you

mom of 2 said...

I would have to say getting out of bed, too! I'm not a morning person at all...however, I do enjoy my cup of coffee though!

I'm not a fan of babywise either, but we did let our kids cry it out at bedtime...so hard for me! I actually had to leave the house a couple of times...but it worked! Now that they are older they get allowance taken away for bad behavior (as well as privileges being taken away) so that is incentive enough for them to do what they're supposed to do!

Morning Glory said...

Getting our of bed is my least favorite. As my blog frequently states, I am not a morning person.

Transitions are hard sometimes, but your kids will probably settle down in time. It does get better......

Nikkie said...

Morning, any time. If its morning I hate it. I'm not a morning person and the whole, Look its bright and noisey aspect drives me crazy. I have gotten better about it after having my baby, but I still dislike it the most!

Mary Anne said...

I don't know... it is really hard for me to get out of bed, but I like mornings other than that. But I also love late at night... not a good combination. No sleep. haha

My sister-in-law read babywise and tried it with her baby, but ended up just taking bits of the book's advise. It's a little (ok, a lot) extreme.

Looney Mom said...

Well I guess I'm not the only one who struggles with this. It's so hard. Not a morning person, so getting up in the a.m. stinks. I LOVE to stay up late!

KristieSue said...

I am also not a morning person. Bedtime sucks too. I started a new bedtime... 8:00 instead of 8:30 for the kids. It sounds really stupid because it's only 30 minutes but I've stuck with it and they are in such better moods in the morning and I swear they go to bed easier than before. Bedtime is a tricky thing when the kids are all in the same room.

PS What is babywise?

mommaobrienx7 said...

Sounds like bedtime at my house. I too, am not a morning person. We have to get up at the crack of dawn on school days and I dread it. I wish I could have a more positive outlook on it, but it's hard when I am just outright exhausted a lot of days.

redheads said...

I am not sure that I really have a least favorite time of day but if I had to pick one it would be in the morning only once I have gotten the kids up and have to get them all ready for school, other then that night time is great they all listen and we normally don't have difficulties with that. I love the mornings and I enjoy staying up at night if I only stay off the couch as it sucks me into the sleep mode and then I end up missing the last part of an awesome show that I really wanted to see that ending of... Oh well I guess that is life.

holli said...

morning - period. Although I'm having to stay up all night to prepare for that meeting tomorrow so I'm not real happy about that either. blah.

Everything seems like a battle right now with Faith.. so I feel your pain!

Elle*Bee said...

I usually start my day and end my day fussing at the kids. Two of mine go to sleep easily but one will stay up all night if I let him. Surprisingly, he's the one who wakes best. It must be tough esp. when you're sharing a room. I remember that from last year when my family of 5 evacuated to Uncle Harold's sofa bed during Hurricane Katrina.

Shash said...

I HATE mornings and I don't use that word often!

I never read the book but lots of people told me I should. My kids are pretty easy for getting to bed and it's lovely after that... peace and quiet and blog time. I say this with the exception of my last which is a pain to get to sleep and still doesn't sleep through the night, but it is all my fault - must be last baby syndrome.

I'm still camping and I found a laptop - I'm sitting at the picnic table surrounded with candles to ward off the mosquitoes. The glow of the screen is attracting a small family of bugs. :)

love ya lots

Yellow Mama said...

Morning...that is, when I've not had enough sleep!