My child knows that every night she has to go to sleep in her bed. If she wakes up in the middle of the night from a nightmare she can climb into mommy's bed for some cuddling and to chase away the monsters. Most nights when the bed routine starts she asks nonstop to sleep in mommy's bed. Well, she doesn't say it in a full sentence she just repeats "mommy's bed?" over and over and over again. On rare occasions when I just want her to fall asleep right away or I want some extra cuddling time she can sleep in my bed.
Tonight was one of those nights. Bad mommy pushed back bed time too far. For some reason I was in a cleaning kick and decided to tackle a few more moving boxes from the mountain that was known as my garage. When I finally looked at the time it was close to 7:30pm and I still had to get her dinner and a bath. This time when she started in on mommy's bed I said okay. This girl was so excited and scared I would change my mind that she wouldn't take to step pass the doorway into her room to take her pillow and dolly to my bed.
I didn't have to do anything extra before she knocked out either. I just plopped her in my bed, kissed her good night and gave the dolly to her and left the room. I was walking in and out picking up toys, cleaning up a little and setting out clothes for tomorrow. Not one peep the whole time. I love nights that bed time isn't a fight, it's a breath of fresh air. I even had the time to write this post before I have to go to bed myself. I guess mommy's bed is a special place after all.