Snuggle night

September 18th, 2011

Sundays are snuggle nights with the Small Boy – I stay in his bed with him until he falls asleep. He still needs this; if he had his way, somebody would stay in bed with him until he fell asleep every night. (If he had his way, actually, he’d sleep in bed with R and me.) I need snuggle night too, if only as a reminder that my big hockey playing boy isn’t really so big. He still wants somebody there with him until he falls asleep; he still sometimes gathers up all of his stuffed animals and surrounds himself with them before going to bed; he is still, sometimes, just a little boy.


2 Responses to “Snuggle night”

  1. Claudia on September 19, 2011 7:24 pm

    That’s very sweet. We’re still at the stage where I stay every night til she’s asleep, and then she comes in to sleep with us at some point in the night. 5 years old.
    Today I bought a foam mattress topper, in hopes she finds it so comfortable that she won’t leave her bed. We’ll see…

  2. Jennifer on September 20, 2011 8:55 pm

    @ Claudia – SB was always pretty good at falling asleep and then somehow after the Boychen was born I slowly got into the habit of staying longer and longer in bed with him. About a year ago – so SB was 5 or 5.5 – I decided it had to change. I still lie down with him for a bit every night but only on Sundays do I promise to stay until he’s asleep.

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