Friday, April 1, 2011

Maybe I am just growing soft..

So, I have always sort of prided myself on the fact that my children have never slept in my bed. Even in the trenches of 12 months of breastfeeding, I woke up and stumbled downstairs in the middle of the night... EVERY night.
I thought I was over this hurdle and just kind of forgot about it all. I mean, my kids sleep from 8pm to almost 8am every evening and I guess I sort of take it for granted.

Well, starting a few weeks ago, I would wake up to get ready to work to find the random fist shoved in my face or tiny feet nestled in my back.


This has started becoming a regular thing for her. In the darkness of the night, she somehow creeps in unnoticed with her blanket and pillow in tow and climbs into our bed.

I thought it was kind of sweet at first.. like oh, maybe she had a nightmare or is not feeling good.

Well now, at 3 years old, its just what I didn't want... a habit.
The weird part is, for the first time in motherhood, I don't mind. AT ALL.  Maybe its the fact that she is probably my last one (well, POSSIBLY my last one)... or maybe it's the fact that she smells so darn good. Or maybe I am just growing soft..

I don't know, but either way she is still there..

Here's a shot from yesterday morning.

How can I say no to that?


Kathy said...

Just too sweet! Like you I never encouraged them to sleep in my bed but I must confess that once in a while, it's kind of nice. Nothing soft about it; we're just good Moms.

cjaxon said...

You can't say no to that sweetness! I know we can't.

Keely said...

Seriously that post made me cry. Savannah has done that since she was old enough to be in a big girl bed. She is almost 6 and she still does it and it doesn't bother me one bit. I love her and she is my LAST baby and I want to enjoy every single minute of this little time I have with her.