Tuesday, January 09, 2007

To Sleep, Perchance To Have The Crap Kicked Out Of Me

I've always known you aren't supposed to let your kids sleep with you. Even Dr. Phil says it's a bad idea.
I'm not sure how the Boy weasled his way into bed with me. But he's there, and he's determined he's not going anywhere.
He kicks A LOT. He moves around A LOT. It makes it a little hard to sleep.
Here is a pic of the Boy from last night. When I left him, he was on the other side of the bed, with his head pointing in the other direction. This was how I found him an hour later.
I've given up on getting him out of my bed for now. I figure he'll want to be in his own bed eventually. That happens, right? There are no 16 year old boys who sleep with their moms, right?


Blogger Darlene said...

You know, I had this 'challenge' with my boy for quite a few years. We eventually bought him a foam mattress & set it up right next to our bed - kinda like camping. After he got used to that (months - trust me), we started introducing his bed to him - telling him that as long as he started his sleep in his bed, if he woke up and needed to be with us, the foamie would still be there for him. This went on forever, but it eventually happened where he 'forgot' to wake up & actually slept the entire night in his own bed. Don't get me wrong - this took a very, very, very long time, but it worked.

p.s. Dr. Phil is an ass. Sorry, just my opinion. ;o)

12:35 AM  
Blogger Kare said...

My girls slept with me for a long time. I wasn't married so it was no problem for me. It's one of my favorite memories from when they were little. The talks and giggles that we would have were precious. It worked wonderfully for us. Except for the odd arm slapped across my face and Kristy was very kicky, too.
If it works for you both why change it?
I pretty much worship Dr. Phil (who is not an ass,Darlene ; ) but I think he's wrong on this one.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

The suprising part DH, is that you're not even from Alabama....with the yungin's sleepin' with their momma until they're married off ....to their cuzins.

Oops, apologies to anybody reading the blog from Alabama.

(PS. Doctor Phil IS an ass)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Oscar the Grouch said...

As you already know DH..Been there, still doing that..."The girl", refuses to leave our bed as well..

We now have her going into her own bed at night, but then by midnight or one o'clock, she too, somehow makes her way into ours...

You're right though. They will eventually grow up..

9:49 AM  
Blogger Knitting Momma said...

I have the same problem, except mine results from sleeping with a 6'4", 180 lb man who is, frankly, more knees and elbows than he should be.

But seriously, we tried to get KK to cosleep with us (and I'm "eh" on Dr. Phil, who can seriously be an ass but sometimes gets it right...but not this time) and gave up for this very reason. KK didn't sleep any better and we didn't sleep at all.

I think a King-size bed would fix all of these problems. HK thinks he didn't spent $1800 on a bed from Ethan Allen to "upgrade" it.

Should I call Dr Phil?

3:49 PM  

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