I love the fact that Syd is finally on a schedule but I miss being able to stay out late with friends without wondering “If I don’t get back now I’ll have hell to pay”. If we are out and don’t start her bedtime routine by 8 PM our hell is either 1) her screaming in the car for the entire drive back or 2) not going to sleep once we do get back. Tonight I experienced #1 and since I was alone I just had to take the 45-min drive in stride.
I did discover that rolling down the windows helps to drown out crying, and if you sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ really loudly she will stop wailing…for a while (although you will still have a headache from singing so loudly).
Hanging out in Frederick, MD on the 4h of July
I am blessed that I have a daughter that sleeps through 6 out of 7 nights (she always has one night where midnight yelling is fun) but I can’t wait til her bedtime routine is a bit more flexible so that our social calendar doesn’t have to stop at 8 PM.