I’m at the end of my tether.
Every night the kids are out of bed multiple times. Different excuses every time.
Tonight I got the kids home and they were SO rude and objectionable and loud that I ended up in tears.
Something needs to change. I don’t know what I’m doing. I need some order.
I tried a new rule last night whereby the kids lost their hot milk (which they normally have at bedtime) and having TV before bed. They only get the hot milk back the following night if they are good at staying in their room. They only get TV and milk back if they stay in bed 2 nights in a row.
But its almost as if they don’t care. They still constantly come out of their rooms. Constantly demanding one thing after another.
I don’t know what to do.
I’ve got them an extra night this week as Ben is picking up his GF from the airport on Friday night. He’s going to pick them up to take them camping on Saturday morning. I’m not going out now this weekend so I’ve decided I’m going to spend the weekend getting the flat straight and then getting some order to the kids room. Maybe buy a storage unit for their bedroom and get rid of the table in there as they never use it.
Then think about what I’m going to do next week. I can’t go on like this. I thought I was getting better at managing them. I had a good routine down but their behaviour seems to have just spiralled out of control this week and I have no idea what I’m doing anymore!
Any helpful comments or ideas would be hugely appreciated!!!