We’re Close Knit!

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As of a week of so ago, we put the boys in the same room with Molly and Spencer.  We made the boys room into the playroom and so Molly and Spencer’s room became the sleep area.  As of now it seems to be working nicely.  One might think that they would want a little more privacy than that, yet they seem to really enjoy having each other in the same room at night.  This has not helped Molly and her consistent fear during the night.  She still comes in our room nearly every night in the middle of the night because she is “scared” and “I can’t sleep.”  Well, you’re not going to fall alseep walking around the house.  My suggestion would be to go back to bed and close your eyes.  Needless to say, I am a big softy in the middle of the night and probably a bit lazy as well.  I don’t really feel like taking her back to her room.  Instead I pull out the mattress that we keep under our bed for occasions such as this and she sleeps on the floor next to me.  (Actually I pull out the mattress before I go to bed and this lessens my efforts in the middle of the night significantly.)  For all of you who think this is a bad idea, I don’t really care.  If she is in high school and still afraid to sleep in her room and still insists on sleeping by me, I will go to school the next day and tell all her friends and I’m sure that will take care of it.  Until then, we’ll let it slide. 

Since we have changed the sleeping arrangements, the twins are now able to join our weekly “sleep in the living room on our mattresses and watch a movie” night.  This is a picture of the first night that we did this.  This was probably two weeks ago, but due to the excitement in our lives over the last few weeks, I have failed to blog on it.

Personally, I don’t think I would be comfortable sleeping this way.  I can’t imagine that they are either, but they seem to cozy up to each other pretty quick.  If you are thinking that this picture might be staged like the camping “sleeping pictures” you are wrong.  I could probably get Molly and Spencer to fake sleep, but not the boys.  As well I believe that is a bit of drool on Spencer’s pillow.  That drool is real as is the sweat on Molly’s face.

While they are all sleeping on two mattresses we do have more than that there, but they seem to naturally cuddle with one another.  Once again, if this is happening when they are in high school I will be concerned, but until then I find it cute and enjoy taking pictures of them.  On the other hand, Dakota woke up a few nights ago and came in our room.  I thought that was cute as well until he had his feet up on top of me like he does on top of Molly in the picture above.  His cuteness and his presence in my bed lasted a few minutes longer and all of a sudden I wasn’t lazy.  I picked him up and took him to his bed where he belongs.  I can be stong when I need to be (when it bothers me enough).

This blog is the first of 4 or 5 that I started over the last two weeks.  Hopefully, I will finish them over the next couple of days.  I wouldn’t want to put them all up at once, or you might not come back again for a couple of weeks.

5 thoughts on “We’re Close Knit!

  1. “For all of you who think this is a bad idea, I don’t really care. ”

    We are SO the same person! Cute pics! I heard this is how all the Gagliano girls slept, so maybe it’s just what happens in bigger families. Also, I’m stll afraid of the dark, unless someone is there with me, so don’t be shocked if it takes Molly a while to like “night-time.” I’m glad you let her sleep in your room!

  2. this reminds me of pictures that we have of all of us Boehm kids sleeping in the living room or each other’s room on Friday night’s . Must be a family thing!

  3. I am so glad that you are back to the land of blog. The twins have gotten BIGGER! My kids all sleep in the same room—it works well for us, too.

  4. I was just going to say we have a pic just like this. I was just like Molly when I was little. My parents let me “sometimes” lay on the floor in there room. Funny though i Don’t remember getting a little bed pulled out for me though. Lucky girl. candice

  5. Yeah, you are making me feel bad. Our kids have to sleep on the floor when they come in our room…no mattress for them! Glad to have you back in the blog world…I was almost giving up on you 🙂

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