Monday, February 18, 2008

Sleeping Habits or Pattern?




En En lately prefers Ah Mah to bring her to bed at night. She will screams "Mamie, bu yao!" whenever I try to go upstairs with them. She will push me away and enjoy Ah Mah as her companion besides her Pooh bear. Pity mummy...

She requests to sleep in the bouncer and also Ah Mah to do the swinging and story-telling session of Minnie the Pooh and friends. She will stay awake for another 1-2 hours in the bedroom before she sleeps. She will play and read her books before bed even she's getting tired. She will never compromise to go to bed after milk, after story-telling, after enough playing,... we couldn't force her anymore, scolding is not effective too. En En will decide when she is willing to sleep.

Last night mummy tried to accompany her into the bedroom. She's playing with her wooden cutting toys and pull out Winnie the Pooh's story book... she was busy with her activities and never call Ah Mah or mummy. Mummy was able to read some knitting books and started to cast on with En En occupied with her own stuff. Then, she's bored and yawning... she remembered grandma shouted once for Ah Mah. Mummy quickly offer to tell her the Pooh and friends story from her book. She laid on the bed with mummy till the end of the story and asked mummy to repeat again! *roll eyes* Ah Mah will repeat for her about 3-4 times but mummy is not so patient... hehehe...

Wanna know what I told her? "Quickly go to bed with pooh pooh then you'll meet with Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Baby Roo..." En En nodded her head and quickly crawled to her bouncer. She didn't sleep immediately and kept on waking and asked for the story again. Mummy told her to bring pooh pooh and sleep together so that they can meet with other Pooh's friends. She finally requested that she wanted to sleep on the bed. Within a few minutes, she's off the her dreamland with Pooh bear!

I wonder whether children love bedtime story? En En is one that wants you to repeat again and again... if I didn't tell her she will meet Pooh bear's friends if she goes to bed I don't think she's willing to shut her eyes so soon. Parents are trained to be creative when they have children around, isn't it?

5 comments:

wen said...

since now she wants ah mah, u give lor, later she will find u again one, no matter what, kids will still want their mummies one...
my ian last time oso wanna read so many times, and so many books, i used to hide each after reading it if not he wanna read again..
i told Iris there is a 'lau sue' (rat) in the room so she quickily sleep, if not will walk around or sitting here and there..

Mamalina said...

I've never been able to get Sean to sleep by force. He'll only sleep when he's ready to sleep.
I find it cute that En-En wants to hear about Pooh many times. I guess it's bcos Sean still don't ask for bedtime story. He prefers to mess around with his stickers.

jazzmint said...

yah.....and they repeat the same book everyday till the book in pieces :P

slavemom said...

That's a good trick. But did she rmbr she was supposed to meet Pooh n gang in her dreams? Did she tell u abt it the next day?

Peridot&Sapphire said...

wen: yes, hide the books yeah.. haha! I did that too...

mamalina: maybe he's not use to listen to bedtime story, every kid has their own preferences. :)

jazzmint: It's costly to buy good quality books ...

slavemom: oh yes, she told me she met pooh and the gang last night... LOL! Very funny...