Bethany has been having big problems with getting out of bed and crying after I lay her down to bed. IT has been getting somewhat better since she gets up at 5am and doesn't nap . . she can barely hold her eyes open at night. Still though, she has a chart she gets to put stars on. When she gets 30 stars she gets her own leapster. I am a fan of incentives.
Last night she wasn't asleep. She had fallen asleep during the day for a brief catnap and wasn't particularly exhausted. I went in and reminded her that if she fussed or got out of bed then she wouldn't get her star.
I came downstairs to clean up and I hear over the monitor her yelling
"Mommy! Mommy! I want more snuggles. I want more snuggles. Mommy do you hear me? Mommy! Mommy! I'm not fussing. I can still get a star. I am just yelling to you . . I need snuggles!" It went on for 20 minutes. She never got up or cried so she did earn her star. OF course I could have done without the 4am wake up call. I guess that's what happens when you go to bed at 6:30pm.