Who knew that switching Annelise to her big girl bed would solve our bedtime woes?
We babysat Alayna (my niece) last night and needed to lay her down for bed before her parents got here. Naturally, we used Annelise' crib. Much to my dismay, Annelise grew very cranky earlier than normal and we needed to put her in bed.
At which time we were faced with the dilemma. Do we put her in the big girl bed? Left without much choice, we did just that. And would you know it? She stayed there all night long. No spankings. No coercing from mommy.
For nap time today, she headed straight for her crib. I quickly directed her to the big girl bed, which brought a joyous smile to her bright 19-month old face. I love those moments.
It occurred to me several minutes ago that I did not have to check on her once, spank her or place her back in bed. She's out cold, in her big girl bed.
What an AHA moment!