Saturday, November 15, 2008

The End Of An Era

I have no problem admitting that when I am sleeping I am lazy. That is, after all, what sleep time is all about, right?

We have a monster-sized bed. I am not sure if it is a California King, or just a regular King, but still, it is huge.

For as long as I can remember the kids have always jumped into bed with us in the middle of the night. Cal does not do it as often anymore, but he does it on occasion. Rissa, on the other hand, does it EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. It is never really a huge problem, as long as she is sleeping in the middle of the bed. That way, I do not feel trapped in the middle, as I often do. I know that she is five years old, and really probably too old to be doing this, but like I said, I am LAZY! There is no way that I am going to get out of bed to walk her back to her room and explain to her that there is nothing to be afraid of...

Anywaysss. Yesterday morning Big Daddy woke up a little confused, really upset, and swearing.

Why?

He was sleeping in a puddle of pee.

It has been declared that Mommy and Daddy's bed is strictly for Mommy and Daddy now. No more monkeys sleeping in our bed.

I feel like an era has ended.

I also feel like I need to go out and buy a new matress topper. This one is tired of being peed on.




Do you let your children sleep with you? At what age do/did you make them stop? If you do not have kids, or you never let your kids sleep with you, how do you view me? Seriously, I want to know.
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13 comments:

nisa said...

Yep, all three have at some point on a pretty regular basis snuck into bed with us. Sam(2) wakes up late at night or early in the morning to come join us now. It's not so bad. Last week, Sarah(8) couldn't sleep and wound up in bed with us for the first time in years. I say, "why not". They grow up fast and then it's too late. I do enjoy cuddling with the little ones although I'm not a big fan of a little foot in my face!

The Fishers said...

Oh, dear. That is gross. My oldest got into a routine where every night around three she would wake up and we learned quickly that bringing her in bed with us calmed her down and she slept another good four or five hours. She stopped all on her own when we had her sleep in a toddler bed. The youngest is too young to sleep in our bed and hates to cuddle. I am not planning on her getting into the same routine... we shall see.

The Fishers said...

One more thing... If the youngest ever did want to sleep with us, I'm sure we'd let her in, without a second thought to it.
Totally random question... Are you two done having kids or do you want more? You don't have to answer if it offends you... just curious on how many everyone is havnig and how they know when they are done.

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

We threaten our 3 year old that if he doesn't go back to bed, one of us will go & sleep in his fire truck bed. Sometimes that doesn't work, & we all go back to sleep together because you are right. Sleeping is about being lazy & there is nothing wrong with that.

The Bjurstrom Family said...

My lovely three year old comes into our room almost every night it seems like. Of course she comes to my side of the bed. (Kalen's side is closer to the door). I'm like you. I'm too tired to walk her to her room. I'm the one that ends up getting trapped in middle and I hate it!!! Good luck. Hopefully she'll stay in her bed.

followthatdog said...

Sounds like Mr. F needs to invest in Depends. Ok, I'm kidding. My boys, ages 2 and 5 still get in our bed from time to time. Hell, they still get in our bed and puke on me from time to time. Yeah, it sounds like I don't learn from my mistakes. But I love the snuggles more than I hate the um, other stuff.

dsilkotch said...

My oldest slept with us until she was about seven months old, and then never went back. My youngest (8 years old now) sill crawls in bed with me from time to time. I don't mind at all.

UrbanVox said...

huahuahuahuahuahuahua!!!
believe me... I know the feeling!
I am lazy too and some times I tendo to wake TB up and take him to bed!
most of the time I just can't be bothered tho... I usually just tell him to go on mommy's side and that's it... :)

Steph said...

Thats a nice size puddle of pee! :) Swae (6) never wants to sleep in her own bed...ever. However, we are firm in having her sleep in there and get used to not always having to sleep with someone. Once asleep, she usually doesn't wake up til morning and if she does, she just calls for one of us to come in to her room and she falls back asleep in minutes. Seth (3) LOVES his big boy bed. I think he loves sleeping alone when he gets the chance. He used to wake up a lot during the night but he was easy to just lay back down. Only if it is early morning will I bring him into bed with us and that is only so he sleeps later and doesn't get up at the crack of dawn. I love when they sleep with us because I love to snuggle them, but we just don't sleep as well when they are in bed with us. You aren't a terrible person. I love my sleep too and don't like it being disrupted. Guess I better get used to it though with a newborn on the way!! :)

~Billie~ said...

Oh no! I have so been there, though. The older boys don't sleep with us anymore - that ended when my pregnant belly took up too much room on the bed. The baby sleeps with us... though, we are going to try and break him of that habit.

jennyonthespot said...

I'd say, we're like you guys...

I'm kind of a big fan of sellp, and little people hinder tht, but they are little and sneaky...

and pee.

May your new cover smell fresh and remain pee-free :)

Rachel said...

Oh pooor Big Daddy. Yuk oee. But I know our dog sleeps in our bed and sometimes there is puke so pee does not sound too bad. Well Max is still small and wears a diaper so I do not have any suggestions. I am sure she did not mean it but if you guys dont want the kids in the bed then that is was works for your family. I hope Big daddy is not upset anymore.

Grandy said...

HOLY UNDERWEAR BATMAN! That's a lot of pee!

Ty slept with me in bed all the time when I was single. But when Hubby and I started shacking up, it was like he instinctively knew that he couldn't share the bed with him. I don't think he's ever shared the bed with "us" but when he was gone...it was our nite.