I was inspired by this post to share some feels… my tiny humans are pretty good sleepers. They generally go to bed after long and lavish routines… They generally sleep in their own beds, and in their own rooms.
Four nights a week my toddler wakes up and crawls into our bed. I welcome her. I don’t even mind. My spouse once mentioned being annoyed, and I said “okay so bring her back to her bed if it really bothers you.” He answered “I can’t, someday she won’t want to snuggle so I’ll let her stay now.”
That’s it, right? That these amazing tiny humans are only so little for so long. That they are learning where their comfort can be found. They are learning where their safe spaces exist.
I want to be their space. So while I insist on bedtimes, and beginning the night in their own beds, if they need us… we welcome them.