Mar 09 2011

Permanent?

Published by at 10:54 am under Parenting Joy

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It is no news that the children (all four of them) still bunk in with us in the master bedroom. Hub and the two older kids sleep on the mattresses laid on the floor and I am sandwiched between the two younger ones on the king sized bed.

It has been almost 2 years and 5 months since we moved into this house. The children have their own bedroom and in these 2 years span, we had actually tried letting them sleep in their own room. We have tried letting WH and JS sleep by themselves in their own separate room. I think that only last less than a week. And then we had both of them sleeping in JS’s room. That also last for only about a week. At that time, hub didnt sleep well, he wakes every so often in the night to check on them. And then we are also concern about the electricity consumption..having two – three air cons switching on throughout the night, hence we happily accepted them back in our bedroom.

Few nights ago, when hub and I were chatting, the kids interrupted our conversation and both of us got so fed up (all the time we never able to hold up a decent conversation without been interrupted) that we said to them “Tomorrow, all of you go sleep in your own room”

The next night came, I am surprise that they still remember what we’ve told them, never protest and voluntarily offered to sleep in their own room. It has been three nights now (will it last more than a week?? will it be a permanent arrangement?) that the three of them (Yeah…three , not two) had been sleeping in the girls’ room. JS and WH sleep on the bed which we have pushed to join together and JL sleeps on the mattress on the floor.  The only condition from them is that I need to stay in the room until they fall asleep then only I can leave. Non of them woke in the middle of the night, in fact I don’t have problem waking JL up in the morning for school. She wakes up by herself, no crying, no fussing , walked to my room to look for me.

Now, after all these years (6 to be exact) , I am sharing bed with hub again , though we still have the little baby in between us. :)

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3 Responses to “Permanent?”

  1. chanelwongon 09 Mar 2011 at 1:48 pm

    When it happen it just happen without having you to trying sooo hard to make them sleep in their own room….

    yes..four nights already…3 more to catch up the previous record.

  2. MK mummyon 10 Mar 2011 at 10:03 am

    good for you… I too share the bed with 2 children … my almost 5 yr girl said she wants to sleep in her room… she did it on her own…

    it is so sweet of your hubs to wake up in the middle of the night to check on the kids… some fathers wont do that..

    Malaika is so brave. My kids are still very afraid to be alone. Even when I am in the living room, ask them to fetch something from the kitchen alone also they scared, not to mention sleeping on their own. Good thing they have each other.

  3. coffeesncookieson 10 Mar 2011 at 10:32 am

    keep it that way. I can’t get the 5 yr old out of our bedroom. She afraid of sleeping alone and we tak sampai hati to ditch her out. till now .we still tuck her in and smell/sayang her when she’s asleep.

    I do hope this will be permanent arrangement. The kids are afraid of sleeping alone too, good thing they have each other.

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