You can try putting her in her bed, and telling her that her mom instructed you to do this --- maybe sit and make up a fantasy story to tell her ( a happy one!), until the child calms down and feels sleepy. If she thinks she's frustrating you and getting your goat, she'll continue to run wild -- the solution is to calm her down enough to get her to feel sleepy -- sounds like she's running on self-induced adrenaline! You stay calm and firm about getting her into bed -- act like you do this every night -- when she sees your frustration turn to firm confidence, she'll try to figure out how she lost the upper hand there!
Hope that helps you out!
Hello Lady, with other peoples children it is more difficult, because they have their own routine. My Mother and I had identical rocking chairs, and rocked my son well into his 4rth year, when he had difficulty sleeping. My mom and i would hum or sing or make up a quiet little song and repeat it. I would love to tell you my Moms little song sometime. Anyway the trick is to start calming them down with a story or picking up toys. Turn the lights down a notch. Then you take the child to bed and tuck them in. Either read them a story or make one up about them, nothing too exciting. Use your gentle low voice. Make it CLEAR, that after they have had a drink been to the bathroom etc..and are now in bed, that this is where they must stay. Hopefully a lullaby or story will shut those sweet little eyes. Blessings to you, hope this helps, your a sweetie!
Okay, I'm glad you got her to sleep! I've always said that I won't go out at night until my kids are asleep because I could totally see that happening. Of course, I haven't been out without my 2 littlest ones at all. So 6 years now? But yeah, kids know when something is different and they know when they have the upper hand. And the noise of the fan probably saved you--when my two were babies they always fell asleep with the sound of the fan. It blocked out all other noise and I guess it's kind of a white noise thing. But next time, don't let mom leave without getting her to sleep first!