Something I have been unprepared for is meeting with a toddler in the morning who doesn’t want to get up, doesn’t want to sleep, doesn’t want you in the room, and doesn’t want you to leave.
Maggie’s hit some sort of unbearable morning sadness which is taking longer and longer each day to attempt to pierce. What I’ve been doing in the past involved holding her for a long time, but that got longer and longer and the fight to get her out of the bed got to be painful (bad back).
This has been compounded by her having a tiny cold and otherwise feeling bad.
Half awake miserable baby doesn’t want to go back to sleep, doesn’t want to get up and be dressed, doesn’t even want to be hugged.
I think tomorrow I’m going to go with guerrilla tactics and use her Cult of Elmo programming and love of kitties to get her out of the miserable state to where I can hug the sad away without getting my eardrums ruptured by the wails of infinite sadness.
Even after she’s up everything is no. She wants to stand there and cry, or sit on you and cry. Today started at 6 something and by 7:30 when we left was the first she was starting to not be miserable.
It really sucks to have the morning filled with sadness, when we get her in the evening it’s great until she gets tired. She’s gotten to the point she’ll tell us she wants to go to sleep now, which has been 40 minutes earlier while she’s been sick, and unfortunately that leaves us with about an hour of Maggie, during which we have to feed. bathe, and get her ready for bed.
Hard times, hoping to figure out how to defeat the unbearable toddler mornning sadness.