This blog post could have many different titles but don’t touch me seemed the most appropriate. I don’t share a bed well. I’m currently laying awake next to a sleeping toddler, it’s hot, I’m uncomfortable and he’s touching me!!
Infact he’s more laying on me. I’ve pushed him to the other side of the bed more than once but yet still somehow sleep wriggles back to me in an instant. I must be a magnet or just darn amazing.
So, I could have written the title as: Why I Hate Co-Sleeping, or something like that but felt it was a tad click baity. I by no means disagree with safe co-sleeping with kids in the bed. I’ve very good friends that co-sleep. I’ve had the Robot in bed with me when he was younger.
I’m very thankful that he’s pretty good now and sleeps all night in his own cot and doesn’t bother me. Still in the cot, I do worry what the transition to bed will be like. I’m sure I’ll find out when baby number 2 needs it!
This doesn’t explain why the heck he’s touching, sorry laying, on me now! It’s 22:22 for blimey sake! It’s bedtime, way past bedtime… We’re on holiday, a mini holiday, just us visiting the parent called Dad.
Dave is away too so it’s just me and the Robot sharing a double bed. Did I mention it’s hot? Well my son is hot too. Doesn’t make sleep work for me, whereas last week I wrote I Can’t Sleep With Cold Feet, I can’t sleep when I’m really hot, sweaty and clammy.
This is also not a good name for a blog post. I wouldn’t click on something really hot, sweaty and clammy. Unless you’re into that it just doesn’t work!
So, we’ve passed on co-sleeping and dodgy, why have I gone for point blank I just don’t like sharing a bed?
Easy, apart from liking my space, I like it quiet, I like it straight, I don’t want to be uncomfortable, I want as much of the cover as deemed necessary that night. I just like sleep! All parents like sleep.
Thankfully, yes I’m thankful again, Dave feels the same if not worse and although we share a bed there are some perks…
- It’s king size
- Dave tends to sleep upside down
- He showers before bed, his feet don’t smell
- If he snores I can’t hear him
- If I snore, let’s face it I do, he wears ear plugs so can’t hear me
- If the Robot wakes he doesn’t wake up, again the ear plug thing
- Being upside down means I get 2 thirds of the bed to myself, feet take up less room
- We both kinda sleep with our feet out so double bonus on duvet time.
There is just the one moan about him sleeping though and it’s his cycle legs. Every now and then he’ll dream something that makes his legs move up and down. Sliding on the bed covers. It’s so annoying I have to stop it when he’s going fast!!
Let’s go forward to now though and look at what I’m hating about sharing a bed with my son.
- He’s laying on top of me
- It’s hot
- The bed is a double, or queen, but definitely smaller than a king.
- I can hear him snoring, he’s under 2, he shouldn’t snore!!
- He moves a lot, he’s tiny
- Moving him just makes him move closer
- He’s really hot
- The closer you get to the 4am dawn the more I worry he’ll wake up.
Gosh please don’t wake up before 6am!! I’ve not got the luxury of black out blinds so I’m relying on the fact you stayed up past 10pm so you sleep till 7am.
When on holiday…
For now though I’m going to go pee and then work out how to deal with this:
I’ll be finding a way to sleep like a match stick. Good night everyone, however you sleep at night, I wish for you to sleep well.