I have never been a fan of having our babies sleep in the bed with us. For anyone else…you do you. But for me…I never sleep well and the younger they are, I find the more I stress about them falling out of bed as much as I worry about them nailing me in the face with a foot or elbow. On top of that, I suck at sleeping. For real. I suck at it. It has been this way for years and it comes in waves. Sometimes I can go to bed every night and stay asleep perfectly with no problem and then sometimes it will be four nights in a row of weird insomnia. My sleep sucks so much I even did one of those sleep studies. All I really learned is that I woke up ALOT. Ummm…I kind of already knew that. lol
HOWEVER despite my sucky sleeping, I, on occasion, will let our nine year old have a sleepover with us. I am talking once a month, IF that. My hubster…not so much a fan. He is super family awesome husband guy, but he no likey the sleepovers! He realllllly likes his sleep too and he sleeps terribly as well if she sleeps over. My argument is that she is NINE…this is going to end soon and she will not WANT to sleep over and if I am being 100% honest, that…will make my sad. So secretly, (or not so secretly now) I want her to sleep over as much as she can before it ends. Ugh. I am such a wuss, right? My justification is that it is SO infrequent that it’s just like a special treat so I will suffer through the rocky night of sleep and so should he. But his thought is…N to the O. So he wants to end all sleepovers. Thunderstorm sleepovers included. No more Sound of Music in our house!
So I told him I was gonna take to my blog and find out your thoughts. Do you currently let your kid(s) sleepover in your bed? Is there an age cut off? Or are you just altogether a non sleepover in your house kind of person. I told my Hubster I would report back to him once the findings were in so please comment below so that I may collect my research. lol
XO Surviving Mommy