Too sleepy to care….

I don’t usually write freestyle, but I see most bloggers doing that so I thought I’d give it a try. My two, almost three-year-old is asleep on the couch, Still. Not sure how that happened it’s been hours, so I will write what is on my mind. It happens to be my sons’ sleep habits, hmm I wonder why? So lately he has been wanting to sleep in our bed. But it’s not like he falls asleep in my room, no. He comes in my room in the middle of the night. That’s right he comes in when our guards are at their weakest. One thing I hate, is being woke in the middle of the night. I don’t sleep well as it is. So any sleep is deeply cherished. Just ask my husband. I am pretty sure I have turned my daughter away in the middle of the night too.. oooops. I am working on it though.

So he comes in quietly these days. He used to say something to let us know he is there and wait for us to invite him in. Now he is sneaky. He walks in quietly, slowly climbs our bed, peeks at me to see if I am awake, then he rolls his body over mine and plops next to me right smack in the middle of my husband and I. Then he settles down and falls right back to sleep like he has been there all night.

Of course now I am awake. For one, he crept up on me in the middle of the night, and two he rolled his whole, almost three-year-old body over mine to get to where he finds it most suitable for him to reach his optimal amount of sleep comfort. Meanwhile my eyes are popped open trying to realize what just happened here. So I weigh my options. I can carry him to bed and rock him back to sleep and risk falling asleep in that 15-year-old rocking chair my parents gave me when they got a new one. Or I can go get his pillow, fold his pillow and mine in half and go back to sleep until…

I picked the latter of course. I need my sleep, and in comfort. Come 3 o’clock my husband or I will eventually move to the couch because he kicks us in the back or stomach often. But then I even worry. I worry if I move to the couch that he will need me in the middle of the night and think I left him. On the other hand if I am the one staying I worry that he will fall off the bed. This morning I woke up and he was laying horizontally on the bed. I pulled him back to the center and he crawled his way back to the edge.

He doesn’t always come invade our room in the middle of the night, but it is more often than not. Any helpful, positive suggestions on how to keep a three-year-old in his own room all night would be appreciated.

How did I do for my first freestyle blog? Please leave some comments.

3 thoughts on “Too sleepy to care….

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  1. You did great! Have you considered getting a trundle bed for your son? It could go under the bed during the day and he would have the option of sleeping near you without waking you up.

    1. I am not sure my bed is tall enough to put another cott under it. However, that is a good idea. In fact I moved my daughter’s toddler bed in my room when she went through this. Great idea. Thanks!

  2. We just moved our mattress to the floor for several years of our lives. That way kids could get in the bed mostly without even waking us up, and we didn’t have to worry about anyone rolling off the bed. Overall, it’s really such a short time that they even want to sleep in your bed.

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