Two months ago we took the side's off of John's crib and made it into a toddler bed. Now, free to get up and down as many times as he pleases, John has this habit of getting out of his bed, and coming into our room to get in bed with us. It doesn't help that Mommy and Daddy's bed is in the same room as the kitchen, living room, dining room, TV, etc. All the fun stuff is where Mommy is! To make it even harder, John's room has a tendency to get a little colder than the rest of the house, so if his blankie falls onto the floor and he gets cold, I can't blame him for wanting to sleep with us. Nothings better than warming up with some body heat!
Don't let the cheesy grin fool you. John and his bed are not friends.
After several weeks of failed attempts to get this child to sleep in his own bed, I've resolved that this is a fight that I don't really care to win. Is it so horrible of me that I want to cuddle with the cutest little man every night? That I actually LIKE being squished over to the side of the bed while John and Daniel take up all the room?
Come on people, it's not like he'll be sleeping with us while he's in high school. Eventually he'll think we're squares and want his own space. Maybe when he can actually carry on a conversation with me I can explain to him how cool it is to sleep by yourself, that only babies sleep with their mommy's. Yep, I plan to make fun of him until he can no longer face the humiliation of sleeping with us and then he'll want to stay in his own bed. (Insert Evil Laughter Here).
So, would that be #2 Worst Parenting Habit Ever....."Never Make Fun of Your Kid"....also broken by me? Maybe...
Got any other bright ideas Super Nanny?