Our 'new' bedtime routine still amazes me.
Me- Hey Bug (2y), you ready to lay down?
Bug- mmmmmNo sank yoo.
Me- I'm going to lay down. You want to come with me?
Me- Josh (8y) I'm headed to bed. You tired?
Josh- Nah, I'm gonna finish watching this.
Me- Okay. Will you turn off the lights when you come to bed?
I get to the bedroom to find Bug tucking his Bear in already. We giggle
and snuggle and he drifts to sleep. A little while later Josh sneaks in
and quietly crawls under his covers. Within minutes I hear his
breathing slow and deepen as he drifts to sleep himself.
fighting, no crying, no coercion. A year ago I wouldn't believe such a
thing was possible. It's so natural, so fabulous, letting our kids
choose when to sleep, and sharing a sleep space with them. I really wish
every family would try it.