For quite a long time now, it seems my wife and I have not had our own bed. Starting with my oldest, when she was just getting into her own “big girl” bed, she would join us in our bed at night. Made for a long night some days, with a wiggly toddler in the bed. We ended up putting a “princess bed” on the floor that she slept in until she got tired of that and then stayed in her own bed. That worked for her and my older son, but hasn’t worked out as well for my younger daughter and now my youngest son.
Amelia, my youngest is the one with a kidney transplant. She has been very clingy since the transplant, and she doesn’t do too bad staying in a “princess bed” or on the recliner. My youngest son however…… He doesn’t want to stay anywhere, except our bed. He says his bed is “itchy”. at least he has a reason. We are trying to get him into his own special bed or the recliner, but it is a fight. He likes “mommy’s bed”. It wouldn’t be too bad, except that he likes to kick and push and keeps us from sleeping well.
Hopefully, this is a phase that is wearing out. Last night, he managed to stay in his own bed. That is either a happy coincidence, or the start of something good. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this just my problem? Anyone?
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