My eldest has never been good at going to sleep. Once asleep she's fine but getting her to go can be a nightmare. Its always been the same since she was a few weeks old. I have read numerous books, signed up to hundreds of sites and tried everything from controlled crying, PUPD, kissing games and rewards. Nothing seems to work. I don't even remember the last time she had a day nap.
Its strange because she is never tired just one of those children that does not need as much sleep. I on the other had love sleep. So bed time for me is usually very stressful as I sit in her room with her waiting for her to fall asleep. Up until recently I enjoyed this time together having a cuddle as she falls asleep, it only took at the most 10 mins, now average time is 3 hours.
I am not sure what happened tonight though, everything was the same, same routine and same time only she got in bed and went to sleep of her own accord. I did not need to sit with her in her room. I am to say shocked and expecting her to wake at any moment.
My darling girl this is for you, I am ever so proud of you tonight for going to sleep in your own bed. I missed our cuddle ever so much. I hope you have sweet dreams and we will play together in the morning. Love you sweetheart.
This day I love sleep.