Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sleeping the Sleep of Little Angels

My wife and I bought a loveseat for our bedroom a few months ago. We can use it when we watch TV as it’s very comfortable. Unfortunately, it’s too small to sleep on for those days I find myself in the doghouse.

However, one individual in our house doesn’t have the problem with the loveseat length that I do. My 10-year old thinks the length is perfect for him.

It used to be that our 10-year old would come to our room in the middle of the night during thunderstorms, lugging his blanket along with a pillow and a sheet, and sack out on the floor. However, with the love seat, he now skips the floor and goes straight to the comfy cushions.

Every night.

I try to get him to sleep in his own room. I tuck him in and hug him good night, telling him that he needs to spend the night in his own bed. Every night he promises to stay there.

Then, some time in the middle of the night, my wife and I will be awakened by the grinding of teeth. We look over at the couch and there our son is, sleeping away. Either my wife or I will then get up and nudge the little guy so that he stops grinding his teeth.  We could try to get him to go back to his own bed, but at 3:00 a.m. in the morning, both my wife and I are too tired to push the issue.

My wife says he’ll grow out of it eventually. I know he will. At some point, sleeping in the same room as your parents loses meaning for a kid. I hope that day comes soon.

But when it does, I know I’ll miss it.


DEZMOND said...

maybe you should just move the seat to his bedroom if he loves it so much :PP

Walt Mussell said...

I mentioned that to him and he got a huge smile on his face, but then we would need a new love seat.

Thanks for dropping by.