We have been battling bedtime with Lucy. I usually lay with Lucy and read to her before leaving her room at night. After I leave, she visits our room at least 2-3 times that night. Each time she has a new excuse. "I have to go to the bathroom", "I'm thirsty" and my personal favorite "There is a monster in my room".
I guess I had enough tonight because tonight when I was leaving her room Lucy said, "mommy, there is a monster in my room." Now usually I will tell her there is no such thing as monsters, monsters aren't real, and I check her closet and I check under the bed so she knows there is no monster.
Well tonight was different. Lucy said, "mommy there is a monster in my room." (I know she knows there is no monster. This is a ploy to stay up later.) I turned to her and said, "Yes, Yes there is and if you get out of bed it's going to get you."
GUESS WHO HAS NOT BEEN OUT OF HER BED?
Like I said before I deserve an award. It may be a crap mom award but it's mine.
After I left Lucy and the monster in her room Jonathan looked at me and said, "You just crossed all sorts of lines." I forgot the baby monitor was on!