For some reason Davis hasn't wanted to sleep in his bed at bedtime.
Mom: "Davis it's time to go get in your bed."
Davis: "How about this, you let me sleep right here (pointing to the hallway) and I'll let you get me a drink! How about that!?!"
There's usually a battle of wits at bedtime and he ends up in his bed only to come into our room at some point in the night. Not to mention the one night I did let him sleep in the hallway fully intending on putting him in his bed when he was asleep but every time I got out of bed Gray woke up and I was afraid he'd crawl off the bed if I left. I felt a little bad, did I mention our hallway is cold, hard tile? Yeah, I know, bad mommy. This story only gets worse. In a moment of desperation a few nights ago I bribed my children with $1 toys to stay in their beds all night.
The Deal: They got to snuggle with their toys in their beds but if they came into my room during the night I had to take them away.
It worked...for one night, but for that one night I slept amazing. Well, amazing might be overstating it a bit, I do have an 8 month old in the bed with me who insists on nursing all night, but I slept better :) Well, the next night Davis comes into my room around 3 am and we converse:
Davis: "Can I snuggle with you?"
Mom: "I'll have to take away your toy"
Davis: "I want you to."
I have no answer, he wins, we snuggle, I take the toy back, he still loves me. **sigh**