Back in 2011 I thought the phase was about to pass. I blogged about here and jinxed myself apparently. Then again in 2012 I thought I would conquer it, but yet again it didn’t happen. 2013, nope he still comes a creeping down and stealthfully climbs into bed.
Every now and then we are blessed with these beautiful words, “I slept in my bed ALL night!” The entire family cheers. Let me just tell you that those words are too far between. Maybe once a month and I’m being generous saying that. Guess what? I’m tired. It’s just a hard battle. “But I need to snuggle you Mom.” How can you argue with that? I mean how many more years am I going to have where my child will let me snuggle them, let alone be seen in public? The down side…no sleep.
Well since he was 2 he’s been coming down to my bed nearly every single night. 1am, 3am, 5am. It depends. He talks in his sleep, he tries climbing under the pillow, then he tries climbing on my or my husband’s back, then he asks for “ice-cold water,” and then the request to go and retrieve his Charlie (blanket – he must sleep with all three Charlies). Yeah, I’m complaining and it’s my own fault. I get it.
Last night I had a great sleep. It was one of those momentous occasions where we all cheer that “Finn slept in his bed all night!!!” Yeah FINN!! Which inevitably means my husband and I will be sharing our bed tonight, because two nights in a row is just not written in the stars.
We’ve tried bribery before. Offered a toy he’d been asking for, but apparently snuggles are more important than the toy…can’t say I can argue with that. I’ve been racking my brain on how to go about this. It’s 2014 now. He’s going to be 5 soon. We need to nip this now.
Bass Pro. Bass Pro Shops. Finn’s Mecca of everything he loves. He asks to go there daily.
That’s it. Sleep in your bed all night 30 times and we will take a trip to Bass Pro Shops. The chart has been made and we’re ready. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. Sleep all night my friend, please!
Do your kids sneak into your bed at night? How do you approach it?