Today is the day I am going to be the "mean mom." I spent almost twenty minutes trying to teach Little Bit how to sit back down after pulling up. She just doesn't get it. I think she is too afraid to fall down. So after three days of this: pulling up on the crib during nap time and then screaming because she is 1. overtired and 2. doesn't know how to lay back down, I have decided today is the day I am not going in there. Last night our date night was close to being cancelled because she stood up after I left the room. After all our success with sleep training and now having the convenience of just laying her down to sleep... it's all coming back to haunt me. I have to actually rock her to sleep so she can't watch me walk away. Ugh. so hard. During today's nap I tried to rock her almost to sleep, then carefully (this is an art and maybe I will soon post on it as well) lay her down, as well as stand there for what seemed like an eternity and pat her back while waiting for those little lashes to point down. Well, now that the crib is lowered, it's a real physical challenge to do this for very long. So I queitly slipped out. Before the door was closed, she was pulling herself up and screaming.
Any guesses on how long she can scream for? If Bo were here I know he would be worried about her "rupturing something". I am determined for her to learn how to sit back down. How hard can it be? I just hope she doesn't hurt herself. We shall see. On to make my mom's mac n' cheese because it's just one of those days.