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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Family Bed

I am a huge believer that there should never be a "family bed." However, when you are so tired and drained your mind tells you to just give in. It is my fault and started with LAM getting scared and needing his closet door open then the bedroom door. All of this was fine, until the dreaded whimpering and nightmares began.

The first time was ok - as I comforted him and he cuddled up next to me and asked to hold my hand as he was scared. It was so hard to tell him no as those big pouty eyes were looking at me. Really, how could any mother resist?

Unfortunately, this drama has been ongoing and is getting quite annoying!! Only because last night I'm laying in bed wide awake at the ever so early - even for birds - 3 freaking AM.

What do I hear? My son grinding his teeth and the husband sleepwalking. Between the two of them my night of a blissful sleep is doomed.

Tonight, I will put my LM in his own room, in his own bed and let him figure this sleeping issue out. I know sounds so cold hearted and cruel. He'll scream, kick and pitch the worlds worst fit and I'll feel like unfit mother.

I do however know this, if this momma doesn't get a good night sleep her household is not going to happy!


Blogger Diane said...

Ooooh. When did this start back up again? I thought he was past all of this?

5:52 AM  
Blogger DMM said...

It's been going on for a month.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is so funny. Some of my co-workers & I just had this conversation during lunch. You have to get him out of your bed!! I learned my lesson with my daughter & knew not to do it with my son. That's why I had a second child, to fix all the things I did wrong with the first one!! Good luck & be strong.

10:01 AM  
Blogger DMM said...

He did it, slept in his bed all night. I now owe him a football helmet. A small price to pay but well worth it.

5:13 AM  

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