The smile and hug I received, the look on her face... I know it was what she needed. I see it as win-win. Hopefully, it gives her something to look forward to at the end of each day. But the major bonus is that she and I will have time together each evening. Even if there has been a meltdown about bathtime or a fight over ketchup- there will still be at least 15 minutes where we sit together, just the 2 of us, and just enjoy being together.
Last night, we ate dessert together and then worked on a little coloring and craft project. Beditme wasn't perfect when we were done- but I still had time with my daughter that I cherished and that meant the world to her.