I have no idea what's going on, but here lately both of my kids are waking in the night and getting in our bed. Okay so Wyatt can't exactly get out of his bed on his own, but he has been waking up crying, hollering Momma! I'll be honest and say that most of the time I am way too tired to try and rock him back to sleep without falling asleep myself, so I wind up putting him in our bed. It really wouldn't be that big of a deal except sister has started to wake up and come to our room just so she can sleep with us!!
Now y'all, my kids have always slept on their own and all night long! So what's the deal? I mean 2 kids and 2 adults in a queen size bed, doesn't make for a very comfortable nights sleep! Not to mention they both like to toss and turn and smack whatever or whoever is beside them! Then it's all, "get off me", and "ehhhh", and "Randy scoot over", and "I'm on the edge as it is!". Something's gotta give!! We either need a bigger bed or figure out how to stop this. You may be thinking its simple, just put them back to bed, but it's just not that simple. You see, I hear everything. Ever little whimper and every cry. Therefore if I put them back to bed and they cry or even just talk it keeps me up.
Some people have questioned wether it could be related to their Daddy being sick. We haven't sat down and explained to Jillian that her Daddy has cancer. She wouldn't understand nor does she need to worry at 4 years old. But you know how they say that kids can sense things. Could it be, she senses her Daddy is sick, not just a cold sick but a different sick. Could this BE worrying her and making her wake up at night? She has been a little mean to her Daddy recently. If he talks to her she will tell him, "Daddy don't talk to me", or "I'm not talking to you, Daddy". I'm not sure if that's just a sassy age thing or if again she senses that something's up with her Daddy and she doesn't know how to deal?
The Cancer Institute that Randy goes to for treatment offers families with children Art Therapy. I have already made the call to see about getting her in a session.
In the meantime anyone with any advise or suggestions are most welcome!! Have you ever experienced this before? What did you do?