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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Bed Fit For A Queen. And Three Other People.

Someone's gonna get hurt around here.

I can't take it anymore. And neither can my husband.

Our kids have completely taken over our marital bed.
No matter what we do, they always manage to find their way back.

We have bribed them with candy, money, unsupervised playdates and stock options.
We have threatened them with no tv, no toys, lectures on Eastern European Economic Trends and waterboarding (not the Laka Havasu kind. The CIA kind).

I am at my wit's end.

The other night, I tried to fake them out. I climbed into one of their beds and fell soundly asleep on the most comfortable twin mattress ever. Because it was all mine.

For like five seconds.

Apparently my boys are hard wired to hunt me down in the middle of the night and proceed to throw themselves on me every which way with no consideration whatsoever for my internal organs.

Normally, I am a cheerful and forgiving person. But if I don't get my much needed and well deserved sleep soon, things are going to be a lot less cheerful and more Guantanomo Bay around here.

Um....this is where you do your part and give me some suggestions. Because if you want quality blogging, then getting them to stay in their beds each night is in your best interest too.

Otherwise, i may start drifting off in the middle of my blozzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

3 comments:

Indy said...

I know this is hard. We suffered through it with our oldest son. In the end the only thing that worked for us was that we set up a bed (comforter)on the floor BESIDE our bed. He had to start in his own bedroom. If he got scared or wanted to sleep with us, he had to come in and NOT WAKE US UP and sleep on the floor. If he didn't follow the rules, we walked him back to his room. I would then sit on the floor and would gently move to the door once he was asleep. Took days this way. But, he eventually learned to not come in or wake us up. He is six now and I think this went on until he was 4. He now rooms with his brother and that has helped A LOT! Good luck. Keep us posted. It is torture. I know it! Stay strong.

Kat said...

Do they have seperate rooms? Cuz maybe if they shared they wouldn't feel the need to seek you out. I have no idea. I'm just throwing it out there.

Jo said...

Both of you have great ideas. They do share a room right now. Monchichi has crappy sleep because of the autism and it comes in waves. I am trying to figure out how to tweak mainstream ideas into something that will work for our family. Thank you ladies!