Monday, July 13, 2009

179 of 365 memories....who's afraid of the big BAD dark?!!

At some point in time all three of my children have slept with us.


If your one of the ones who thinks your SO much better of a parent because your bed was YOUR bed and no one ELSE'S bed, well God bless you.

Me I would much rather snuggle with my babies falling asleep and listen to them breathe in the middle of night and of course get smacked in the face, throat, and stomach through out the night, just because.....well it's fun.

Hannah being the LAST baby that Mr. Johnson and I have brought into this world, she has slept with us the longest. She has been sleeping in her bed with no problems since she was about 3. She would still sneak in in the middle of the night and we wouldn't even feel her (sneaky little squirt) I would wake up in the morning with a mouth full of blond sunshine in my mouth. I swear that girls hair is EVERYWHERE when she sleeps.

Recently if Brian is up working late or just because I am to lazy to get up after stories and tuck her in, Hannah has been sleeping with us.

The other night we were laying in my bed reading and she started taking pictures with my phone.

"Mom", she asks. "Why are things so much scary in the dark?"

"Well probably because you can't see and not seeing whats coming is kind of scary." I said.

"So why when I'm in your bed, I'm not scared of what I can't see?" she says.

"Because you think that me and your father will save you from what you don't see." I say

"What?" she says, looking just as confused as I was.

"Your afraid of the dark and you think sleeping with me makes you safer, RIGHT?"

"I'm not afraid of the dark, just the really BAD dark!" she says.

"Hannah are you asking if you can sleep with us tonight?"

Yes mom that sounds good and don't worry I will protect you from what you can't see when your old!"

Thanks babe, that's just what I wanted to hear.


I'm just me... said...

How sweet!

Tink wants to sleep with us EVERY night.

We have implemented a new rule about it. Tink must go to sleep in her bed every night (unless I am too tired to sit in there until she falls asleep and let her jump into our bed to avoid the whining), but if she wakes up in the night she can come to our room. Every morning we wake up with her in our bed.

Tink is the only baby we will ever have, so I don't care if she cuddles in our bed forever.

Elizabeth said...

I come from a long line of sleeper togetherers. (and that IS the technical term for it). Didn't hurt a one of us.

My grandparents were "co-sleeping" before the term was even coined.

Kids need love and cuddling and security. You provide all of that and then some. You're such a great mom, Heidi!


Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

That is so cute. But is she insinuating that old people can't see??? Ha ha ha. Because if she is? It's true.