Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bedtime for Monkeys

Dakota is here with the kids tonight and I didn't have plans so I am just hanging out in my room. I am enjoying being in my cozy pajamas and in my nice warm bed while she struggles to get them to do what needs to be done to get them into bed.

Their voices are loud.....I wish I had a good pair of headphones to plug into my MP3 player so I could listen to music instead of "Kelton - please go brush your teeth and put on your pajamas!" over and over. It's not that they don't listen to her - they don't listen to anyone when it comes to settling down and getting ready for bed. :)

Can someone please tell me when they can be quiet and calm all evening but then, as bedtime approaches they spin wildly out of control? Ugh.

It's a good thing they are cute. :) :) :)


Mimi said...

Why does D come over to your house? why doesn't she pick them up and take them out to dinner or what ever and then bring them home?

Anonymous said...

This is probably going to come across as judgey, which I don't want but I'll run that risk to say this: do you think you are suffering at the cost of being nice and accommodating to Dakota? I see your pain through your writing and then there is Dakota who keeps creeping into your day to day life. As someone who has been through a bad breakup, that lingering relationship caused a LOT of unnecessary pain. It's one thing to co-parent and another thing to be friends. Co-parenting is a requirement, being friends or anything above civil isn't, especially if it's causing YOU pain. Just my meager two cents as an outsider looking in.


Anonymous said...

I think it is cool that if she has her "day" with them, it is her responsibility to get them settled in for the night. That way if you want to be gone you don't have to cut your night short to get them into bed. Also if they do get a little wired because of the excitment of seeing the "other" mom, she has to deal with with consequences. Too often, the visiting parent gets too have all the fun and the other parent is the mean guy trying to keep the schedule in tact. Just another point of view.
Much love to all

Anonymous said...

I can understand why you have D put them to bed. When ours came home from other parent they were in hype mode. It was hard to get them to bed.

Are things okay with M? I know you have not talked about her in a long time and you seemed very happy with her.