>I am about to loose my mind. I feel angry, frustrated and a teeny bit hopeless. 

Tyoma is having trouble sleeping.  He won’t nap during the day and he’s waking up at night.  I remember sleep problems last time Tanya visited, but that was long ago.  He’s older now.  But as soon as she visits, his behavior is whack.  It seems like he can’t sleep because he gets too excited.  He needs calm and quiet, or just to be ignored until he cries it out.
It seems like sleep always gets messed up when Tanya’s here.  I think it is because she does not respect my way of doing things.  When he was a baby, I’d have to shoo her out of his room at night and during the day. She disrupted everything. I dunno, it just seems like I need to be doing the same thing I always do for sleep and when she’s here he cries more and he’s upset more. But we must keep to our little schedule that he is used to, otherwise it makes it worse and he gets even more wound up.

She tells me that she raised two boys and that she knows.  Well, I’ve done a fine job raising Tyoma who slept just fine before you came, thankyouverymuch. I have little clouds of cartoon steam coming out of my ears now.  I hate drama in my home.  I hate that she makes a big deal of swishing out of her room on to the back porch so she can’t hear him cry. Ugh.

If that was not bad enough, he’s skipping his nap. So now he’s not sleeping during the day and he’s having trouble sleeping at night.  It’s just getting worse. The move was easier on him than her visit.  I think because I was in control and I didn’t change any rules to placate her.  I hate that she dramatizes his crying as if I am killing him. Its all about her and how she feels and not about how we do things  here and keep order. 

No one listens to me. TF stays uninvolved. I am making an appointment with a pediatrician to get some support. Grrr, grrr, grrr.

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