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to have snuggled up in geckos bed for 10 mins whilst she feel asleep and then dd2s for 10 mins whilst she fell asleep tonight

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TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:14:52

They have been increasingly unsettled at bedtime

starting to say they need a brighter lamp, cant bear the door shut, wont go upstairs on their own etc

they are getting more and more tired as they are ending up not falling asleep as early as they need

I just decided tonight that maybe they just need a little extra comfort to relax and fall asleep

I had no idea what I was going to do when I started. I just read them some of the book we are on and then said
I'll give you both a snuggle for a bit so you can settle down

they chatted to me, as their cuddly toys, for a couple of mins and them shushed down, gecko was asleep in less than ten mins

then I climbed in with dd2 and she was asleep in about ten minutes

then I fell backwards off her bed trying to get up (bottom bunk, got my foot caught in the bottom of the ladder)

and felt all calm and happy that they were asleep by 9pm and would get a good nights sleep

thegreylady Thu 23-Jan-14 16:05:16

Hi Trinity I keep looking out for you and here you are with a lovely snuggly post and a blue dragon smile

TrinityRhino Thu 23-Jan-14 16:06:30

hi greylady

the dragon isn't talking to me today cause I squashed it yesterday grin

mistlethrush Thu 23-Jan-14 16:07:14

That's rotten news Trinity - however, the more the girls can be clearly properly rested before school etc - surely that will go as a positive in any dealings that school have with them?

TrinityRhino Thu 23-Jan-14 21:40:23

the school are very supportive of me which is bloody brilliant because ss have been rather mean in the past

we have a totally different social worker now though

she seems ok, not seen her more than twice
time will tell

she does a lot of smiling and laughing whilst saying things like
'hmm perhaps we'll put a little chore list on the wall'


silly me, If only I had thought of that....

mistlethrush Thu 23-Jan-14 21:41:39

She would have a great time here... I would be able to repaper the bathroom with the chore list... blush

FourArms Thu 23-Jan-14 21:48:40

I co slept and bf longer than 'normal' (DS2 was weaned at 35m IIRC). DS2 was incredibly clingy and a bad sleeper. He now sleeps 12 hours and is a secure & settled little boy.

DS1 is an insomniac who really struggles to get to sleep but wakes early regardless. Going to sleep in 'mummy's bed' (and then being semi-woken and sent to his bed later on) means he goes to sleep in 10 minutes. He gets two or three hours more sleep. How can that be wrong?

YANBU smile

PacificDogwood Thu 23-Jan-14 21:56:26

I am just back down from a snuggle with DS1(almost 11) - he was upset about some Terraria situation <clueless>

<scribbles all over chore list>


TrinityRhino Thu 23-Jan-14 22:01:40

thank you all smile

Poledra Thu 23-Jan-14 22:10:06

'Lo Trim
I lay with 10-yo DD1 till she went to sleep the other night because we'd read a sad chapter in her book and she'd had a little sob. So we had a cuddle and a chat about the story till she felt ready to sleep. You do what you need to do to get them to sleep. Totally normal. And lovely to see you smile

mistlethrush Thu 23-Jan-14 22:11:15

<provides crayons so scribbles over chores list can be a bit prettier>

curlew Thu 23-Jan-14 22:17:05

I can without doubt beat anyone in the "oldest child you have every had in your bed" competition. But I won't. Because I might get arrested.

tantrumtime Thu 23-Jan-14 22:17:33

I do it every night, nothing nicer than the sleepy noises of my babies smile

PacificDogwood Thu 23-Jan-14 22:19:27

Ha! curley, I'll see your 'oldest child' and raise you the fact that I shared a bed with my mum all night last summer. I am 47 grin. V cosy it was too.

What do I win?

curlew Thu 23-Jan-14 22:47:00

Curses. OK, Pacific, you win. However, I bet text messages weren't involved........

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