With the excitement of our move interstate to our new home, new bedrooms, new play room, Christmas, grandparents visiting and hot evenings, my children have been enjoying a late bedtime. One of us was trying but going with it, the other had had enough ... all of a sudden!
Shaken but grounded. Communicating calmly, wisely and with strength. Breathing. Staying grounded within.
Its always better to communicate early and encourage your partner to communicate early. Be sensitive to their bubbling frustrations and check in with them if you can. Share boundaries and explain why. You probably agree on more than it seems at first. Often us gentle mothers need to explain the children's perspective and needs and the many factors affecting the issue, to our partners. I don't believe in just "bad" or "testing" "behaviour". This can give your partner a deeper understanding. Then set a plan of what you are both comfortable with. Spiritual leader of your family.