I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and figure out a way to teach 8 year old Monkey that night time is for sleeping.
It is killing me.
Right now it is Dad who is in with her - thank all that is holy - but even with that, I am feeling like she is sucking me completely dry.
She doesn't sleep at all most nights until after midnight.
The few times that she does go to sleep, I can't sleep because I keep waiting for her to show up at my door and stare at me.
A few minutes ago there she was, with the "my stomach hurts" routine...I suggested a sip of water and then go and lie down but let me know if it didn't get any better.
Not five minutes later she was back at the door - "it hurts even worse now!" she says accusingly, all the while staring at our older daughter who is cuddled on our bed.
Yeah, I know that she wants that same attention but she got the bulk of the attention already.
This afternoon I took her swimming and this evening was dedicated to her soccer game.
Yet I feel like a bad guy.
Still I am going in and liberating Dad away if at all possible.