Over the weekend we had a first. As husband was putting the older two kids to bed they announced that they wanted to sleep together.
A bit of background. They share a room. Their room has bunk beds. The almost-3 year old is a little rascal and will not stay in bed at nighttime. He gets out of the lower bunk repeatedly to play, turn on the light, go out into the hallway etc, so much so that he often keeps his sister up and everyone is tired in the morning. So, we put the playpen (ie crib) in their room and the toddler sleeps there. How he still fits in it is anyone’s guess but once he’s in there he doesn’t climb out and everyone has a good night sleep.
Now, back to last weekend. The kids insisted they wanted to share the lower bunk. Daddy told them that if anyone got out of bed, made any fuss of any kind, they would be separated. Once he left their room, shenanigans ensued but they stayed in bed. We could hear them squealing and laughing for about 20-30 minutes, then all was quiet. Later that night, around 10:30pm when we went to bed, we peeked
in on them and found this.
Heart melting moment indeed.