Very soon Darrius will turn 3 and I am still very sad to say he stick to me like super glue. Even when I am in the kitchen cooking (while he is busy watching his TV) he will come every few minutes to check on me and see what I’m doing. He will call out to me and asked me loads of questions… if I answer, he will ask more so after a few questions I’ll usually keep quiet or threaten him that if he continues, there would be no food for him. Then he will guai-guai (obediently) go out and continue watching his show.
Some of you may remember that about the same time last year, we tried to train Darrius to sleep without me (though we are still sleeping in the same room). To be honest, we are still trying and very sad to announce that instead of getting better it got worst! Now he refused to sleep if I’m not in the room and as he is tall enough to open the door by himself, he will come out to look for me. So, he will open-close, open-close the door which will in the end angered his daddy.
Even with me in the room, the moment we switched off the light he will starts to cry and insist that we switch it on again. Imagine if PiggyBeng switched off the light and I’m not in the room… Yeah, he will cry so loud that as if he was being abused. And even if we managed to kept the light switched off, he will starts to climb up and down to and from our bed to his. Again, we have to threaten to throw his mattress away then he will crawl back to his matress. He has been unconciously creeping up to my side a few weeks back since he first started sleeping on his own matress.
Then, a couples of night ago, PiggyBeng thought that enough is enough. He then went on and switch side with me. Now, instead of me sleeping next to Darrius, PiggyBeng is there. Of course Darrius was not happy about the change. He insisted that I go back to ‘my’ side as he don’t want daddy to sleep with him. Again, he will cry a river every night… *sigh*
According to PiggyBeng (well, through his observation lah) that Darrius hates changes. He likes things as it is and if we make changes to it he will rebel or kick up a fuss. Knowing that mommy will always give in to him, he will ‘works’ on mommy instead of daddy.
Since we do not have our own house yet, there isn’t any extra room to train him to sleep on his own. Hopefully with the soft economy, the prices of houses will drop and make it more affordable for us to own our own roof. I am really tired of these kind of training that don’t seems to end! 😦