HONEST PARENTING MOMENT:
Most kids haven’t yet learned the full value of sleep. The important preciousness of catching your much needed zzzzzzz’s. So kids fight against going to sleep. Every single night.
I admit, I struggle with bedtime. I am home alone every evening with my kids and each night feels like the movie, “Groundhog Day”. I repeat the same routine every night. I do baths, brush little teeth, read a couple books, say prayers… basically, I cover every single bedtime ritual those damn parenting books told me to. Then kisses and hugs goodnight and I tiptoe down the stairs.
And every night, the minute my feet hit the bottom step, I hear, “MOMMMMMMMM-EEEEEEEEEE”.
“Yes?”, I call.
“I’m lonely”, the little voice upstairs says.
“It’s okay, I am right downstairs, don’t feel lonely, get some sleep”.
“Okay”, the cute little voice says. And I hear them hop in bed.
About 20 seconds later…. “MOMMMMMMMM-EEEEEEEEEEE”.
“I’m not tired”
“I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FALL ASLEEP”
This happens every, single, night.
I stay calm and go back upstairs and soothe the child having trouble falling asleep.
But honestly, every single night, I really want to yell, “JUST GO THE F**K TO SLEEP!” Admit it, every mom out there knows exactly how I feel!
So when I stumbled upon this awesome book-reading by actress Jennifer Garner, I was thrilled to discover I am not alone. I did a little research and discovered it’s actually a very popular book among parents…
“I know you’re not thirsty. That’s bullshit. Stop lying.”
“Lie the F**k down, my darling, and sleep”.
You have to watch this video if you haven’t already. I love it….
“Go the F**k to Sleep”, read by Jennifer Garner:
Now I don’t feel so bad saying, PLEASE, kids, just GO THE F**K TO SLEEP! lol
Important Disclaimer: I will not be reading this book TO my kids. But it does make me feel a lot better to know I am not the only mom who wants to! ~Cindie