If your child is a frequent flier in your bed or likes to protest his or her inclusion in your bed, you’ll be rather familiar with these five stages of cosleeping. Are you ready? We hope you’re not tired. We forgot to mention that cosleeping usually means . . . not sleeping. At least for the parents!
Stage 1: The Plea
Your kid(s) will be at your heels, begging to go in your bed. No matter how much you say no or attempt to make their beds look attractive, your kids laugh in the face of your attempts. Your efforts to make sleeping in their own beds look appealing are a waste of time. You find yourself wondering if you are too tired to argue, or if you have enough gumption to keep saying no and redirecting your kids. You will bribe them and most likely, if your bribe works at all, it will only work until around midnight. When the clock strikes 12, your child will be at your bedside, poking you in the ribs until you wake up.
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Hope You’re Not Tired,