i'm so at a loss for what to do with layla lately. she's given up naps but still technically needs them. but if she does nap, she stays up until like 10pm. either way, it's a bad situation. now, with the whole time change thing, she's getting up before the crack of dawn, making things even better. every evening is a huge struggle now, leaving me trying to get dinner ready and deal with micah's antics, shane's activities and whatnot, with her whining or falling apart or fighting with shane or getting into trouble because she gets all hung up on doing something that i'm telling her not to do. it is MOST unpleasant. then, by the time dinner is actually on the table, she's too wigged out and almost never eats it, something i'm sure is doing wonders for her general mood as well. then comes the getting jammies on/brushing teeth/getting into bed battle. it's like it never ends. she's so tired she can't function in a civilized fashion, but she won't just go to bed. that's when she gets all high-maintenance and insists on taking up gobs of my time that i can't give her because i have 2 other kids that are usually attempting in one way or another to get my attention too.
what do i do here? do i try to make her take a nap (which is a battle in itself, and usually unsuccessful) and then deal with her up all night? or do i keep having her power through and deal with nightly HELL? either way, she's driving me crazy and right now my evenings really suck!