I started this post a month ago. About time I finished it. Or did something with it.
So after sleeping together the night that I was puking, Allie and Em decided that they don't like to be alone at night and want to sleep with each other. I know. It sounds and looks adorable. Look at how adorable it is.
But it is not so adorable when Allie decides to kick Em out of her bed at 2:30 in the morning.
We had one night when Allie slept in Em's bed with her and woke up at 3:00 in the morning because she had to go to the bathroom. I got up because she leaves all the nights on and won't go back to bed by herself. Allie told that me that she wanted to go back to her own bed instead of Em's bed. Okay.
Allie is usually a good sleeper and usually stays in her bed but when she wakes up in the middle of the night, it can be hard to get her to follow The System. She'll beg and plead for me to sit with her and because it's 3:00 in the morning, I do. The last thing I need is for her to wake up or scare her sisters.
And then we had a few nights with Em sleeping in Allie's bed. Those ended with Allie kicking Em out of the bed at 2:00 AM. After the first incident, I tried to talk Em out of sleeping in there but she insisted. I pick my battles. Allie promised me that she wouldn't kick Em out and then she told Em to keep her feet on her side of the bed. (It was cute and funny.)
But she did kick her out of the bed. So I moved Em over to Anna's bed. Look at how cute Anna is sleeping with her pile o' dolls.
Anna didn't wake up during the move and seemed happy to discover Em in her bed the next morning. Anna usually sleeps well if she is not disturbed so I had been hesitant to offer her up as Em's sleeping buddy.
Besides Allie not wanting a sleeping buddy in the middle of the night, the main issue with this type of arrangement is that there are three of them so someone is always left out. Rich and I decided that the Sleeping Buddy Sleeping Program was not a good idea right now. It took about three weeks for the girls to finally give up asking about it.
Maybe when they are a bit older and sleeping better?
Kind of related - I'll have to write up a post regarding the not so awesomeness of cribs that convert to headboards and footboards.