Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sleeping Beauties

Kurtis was four years old when he moved out of our bed and still needed me at night time until he was about 9.  Lila moved out at the age of 3, but kept coming back every night for about 2 years plus was still waking on a regular basis needing me in the night.  We moved Clarissa into bed with Lila one night and bam!  That's the end of that.  She and Lila now sleep together. They both sleep like logs! Works well for everyone!  After nearly 16 years of nighttime parenting I am now sleeping at night!  Of course we still have the occasional teary little one in the night, but for the most part I go to bed and wake up when my alarm calls me!  What a wonderful thing!

See?  There is hope for all of you who are up all night.  Although Kurtis starts driving in September, so I'll just enjoy sleeping while it lasts!

1 comment:

Timbra said...

eventually i assume our kids will just kick US out of "their" bed :) And we'll get a new mattress out of the deal :P . . . there is HOPE for everyone! I often tell people your story when they think that night weaning will help sleep "issues". . .um, renee was awake for 9 years with K :P