The Co-Sleeping Debate: Yay Or Nay?Christine Coppa
“I’m exhausted, mommy,” he said. I nearly spit out my salad. “I was the teacher’s helper, the weather person and the line leader.”
I smiled. He yawned.
After his bath, I asked him if he wanted to watch cartoons or read first.
“Can I lay in your bed and watch a show?”
He jumped on my bed and wiggled under the sheet and duvet. Not a good sign. I thought he was going to lay on his belly next to Max the dog, but he just snuggled in and cozied up. And Max laid his body against his side. They were set.
I was exhausted too. Long day at the office, housework and mail to open. I collapsed next to him. By 7:15 PM, he was sound asleep. I thought about moving him. But I got in the shower instead, turning the light off on my way to the bathroom.
I got in bed before 8 PM. It was the soundest sleep I had in a long time. I woke up rested with 2 boys in my bed.
I’m not a stickler when it comes to my child sleeping in my bed or wandering into my room at 3 AM to sleep with me. If we all sleep, it’s all good. I know these years are to be cherished. He’s already rolling his eyes at me and wiping kisses off his cheek. He tells me not to sing when I bring him into school—mostly because I sing the whole way to school.
Do you let your kids/pets sleep in your bed? Share, discuss and enjoy your weekend! We’re off to Disney on Ice, Treasure Trove tomorrow … and then ice skating on Sunday. Hooray!
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