After driving all day yesterday, we arrived home. Lee left this morning for five days (medical training).
Tonight Bethel is having a hard time going to sleep. She’s wiggling and being noisy, both actions that are quite effective in keeping herself awake. I disciplined her for disobeying (getting out of bed when I told her not to), but spanking her for every action that keeps her awake isn’t an option.
I sat with her for awhile and practiced whispering. I told her that being as quiet as a mouse would help her fall asleep. Then I said she could whisper like a mouse (who has a very small voice because he is so tiny), but not talk out loud. She liked that idea. We’ll see how it works.
The other problem I’ve noticed is that David does a good job of letting me know when Bethel is not doing right, but I don’t want her to grow up hating her brother because he’s always telling on her. It’s handy to know, but I probably should simply sit by the door instead of doing my own work or sitting at the computer. Sometimes we don’t want to do the right thing.