We decided to start with the timeout idea---thinking that she'd perhaps rather go to bed than sit in timeout (where as before we let her lounge downstairs with all her special pillows, etc....she was living the good life ;-)
Here is the update I added to my post last night, for those who missed it:
"ETA: Ok, people, so tonight I tried the whole time out idea. She started pulling her stunts, I gave her the choice of timeout or going to bed, she chose timeout. I had to keep putting her back in timeout (using my mean mommy voice!) and she periodically would cry that she had decided to go to bed. I'd of course put her to bed then and she'd scream and turn on the light, making Raya scream, etc.
And sooooooo, after 15 minutes of playing that little game I put her to bed, stood outside her door, waited for the sound of her little sneaky hand turning on the light switch, flung open the door immediately like a mad woman and gave her hand a little slap. Yeah, turn me in to DHS lol. She was horrified and then immediately went to bed. Mama-1, Brielle -0 :-P"
I haven't put her to bed tonight yet, so we'll see how that goes! The next idea on our list to try is putting Brielle to bed first, before Raya.
So anyways, thanks again---and it's good to know that other people are dealing with similiar things!!!
I had a super busy day today---spent the day at the Children's Museum with my mom and Sawyer and Harper---so I've just gotten home and have a bunch of sewing to do for Etsy.....so I'm keeping tonight short and sweet
I thought you'd all enjoy some pics of the monster in question----it's a good thing she's so damn cute! ;-)
|Not sure why she has such a Divalicious attitude! ....says the mom who dresses her up in a tutu for a Children's Museum ;-)|
|Like mother, like daughter!|
|....and one of the footwear ;-)|