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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

misdee Wed 22-Jan-14 23:16:08

Sounds lovely. Nothing wrong with it IMO.

PacificDogwood Wed 22-Jan-14 23:16:11

YAsoNBU smile.

But you knew that already - hope you've not hurt yourself falling.

LakeFlyPie Wed 22-Jan-14 23:17:53

Sounds like excellent, intuitive parenting to me apart from the falling out of the bunk bed bit

You're a star TrinityRhino smile

WandaDoff Wed 22-Jan-14 23:18:14

Funnily enough DD fell asleep almost immediately at your house when I laid with her.

She doesn't do that at home. I think I may have remarked on it at the time.

Mim78 Wed 22-Jan-14 23:19:29

Sounds fine to me. To of interest how old are they? Wondering if they should be going upstairs by themselves yet anyway.

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:20:10

I landed on a small blue cuddly dragon who seems unperturbed and I was unhurt grin

Gecko is turning 7 on the 7th of feb and dd2 will be 9 in april incase that makes a difference

McPheezingMyButtOff Wed 22-Jan-14 23:21:09

Nothing better than a mummys comfort smile


PacificDogwood Wed 22-Jan-14 23:21:12

No way is Gecko 7!! shock

You were lucky you landed on a cuddly dragon and not a plasticky one grin

FloozeyLoozey Wed 22-Jan-14 23:21:56

Maybe I'm being really dumb but wtf is a gecko in this context?! Thought it was a lizard type thing?

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:22:00

misdee I haven't seen you around for an age <waves>

yes you did mention it
I don't I'm anything special maybe my house has special powers

its got fuck all else going for it grin

'cept the veiw

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:23:56

Gecko is my third daughter and youngest child Floozey grin

officially her MN name is Princess Gecko Blanket

poor wee lass was unnamed for a good few weeks

third girl, we just had run out of girls names grin

FloozeyLoozey Wed 22-Jan-14 23:25:17

Ah I see! Cute!

WandaDoff Wed 22-Jan-14 23:26:05

Has it been really windy lately?
Maybe the noise is scaring them.

Hows things at school?

misdee Wed 22-Jan-14 23:28:16

My 5th daughter was called Skelator by dh for ages.

mistlethrush Wed 22-Jan-14 23:30:04

Sounds perfect Trinity.

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:30:10

it has been windy but not the last week or so
Its been going on a lot longer than that tbh

not sure why I assumed they were being silly and annoying rather than thinking that maybe they were wobbly

dropped the ball there blush

schools good, dd1 is back full time now but she is still struggling with being exhausted, she has a pead app on the 20th feb

bloody ages!

ouryve Wed 22-Jan-14 23:31:17

Sounds like a lovely bedtime grin

My two are all elbows and feet. No bedtime snuggles, here.

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:31:18

skelator grin

thats hilarious

I guess to some Gecko would sound maybe a bit mean but I think they are really cute smile

misdee Wed 22-Jan-14 23:35:37

It was highly amusing when dd4, who was 3 at the time, told everyone who came into the house, that her new baby sisters name was Skelator.

Skelator is current.y snuggled upto me on the sofa, telling me she is tired, but refusing to go back to sleep.

TrinityRhino Wed 22-Jan-14 23:38:07

did you get anyone that actually believed her and then did the whole pretending to love the name thing

'oooh skelator, very unusual, I like it'
'I dont know why we didn't choose that'

Starballbunny Wed 22-Jan-14 23:38:34

DH and I have both often dozed off snuggling DD2 to sleep as she has a double bed.

No way did DD1 get a snuggle in bed, her bunk almost touches the ceiling.

misdee Wed 22-Jan-14 23:42:50

No. We got raised eyebrows most of the time.

Allalonenow Wed 22-Jan-14 23:46:38

Ahhh you've reminded me of when I used to do that, hundreds of years ago. smile

TarteAuxRiz Wed 22-Jan-14 23:47:04

You did right, but then dd co slept til she was 4 and still loves a snuggle at bedtime, and ds is in with me at nearly 4. At weekends they'll often both jump in and stay all night. I'll miss it loads when they both decide to sleep alone.

They're family, family belongs together whenever it needs to be. X

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