Mom's In Iraq
Our daughter is in the army and currently deployed in Iraq-she's only been gone 3 weeks. She has 2 beautiful children (20 months and 6 months) that have moved in with us while she is away. So not only is mommy gone, they are in a new home, and they have been enrolled in daycare for the first time as daddy is now working 2 jobs.
My question is what can we do, outside of showering them with love, to make these transitions easier? Daddy takes them to daycare-we pick them up as he now works nights. Our evenings are usually fun times playing, reading books, going for walks, baths..... and then all hell breaks loose at bedtime. I think this is when it all hits home for them and I don't know what to do to make it better. There is usually about 45 minutes of full on SCREAMING before they fall asleep. We've tried rocking, walking, lullabies, etc all to no avail. They are literally inconsolable and it is breaking my heart.