Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Get out of my bed....

I am writing this blog out of pure frustration. It is 4 a.m. and I should be  R.E.M.'n in my bed. I'm not.... I'm up, my back hurts from sleeping weird, I can only turn my neck slightly to the left and I'm hot. There's a 4 year old in there and she won't leave. She's starting to say things like "our room", and "our bed".
"Move her" -you say. I do... she comes back. She shares my pillow and wakes me with her hot little breath. Her toes fit perfectly between my ribs and I often get slapped in the face with a flying arm. She has a room...

not bad, right? Maybe if she had one of those beds with a tent and slide she'd stay in it...Maybe it's time for a room re-do...


hmmm... something a bit more sophisticated but still fun?....


Could she need something a little  more free to be you and me?
(or do I just need those floors...)


 Perhaps something with an international flare would keep her from relocating every night...



Will I ever sleep again? Will the dark circles go away? Will I always need 3 cups of coffee before its safe to make eye contact with other humans?



It's the third one that is causing my troubles (cute, eh?)
Your comments and suggestions are welcome...Join my mission- "Get the 4 year old out of the bed!"

(we have been known to bungee cord a door shut but that's another story for another day...)

Good night, or Good morning...
Bye, bye Birdie,
~A

credit to: Addie for my sleepless nights, Amanda Nilsbet, Jonathan Adler, Decor Pad


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ann, I will be following any suggestions with great interest, as my four year old just informed her dad that it was OK if he slept in "our" bed....our bed meaning the master bed that she seems to share with me every night...

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

Hahaha... I'm so glad there is another 4 year old out there that has taken over the master bed room! We should have a support group! Good luck (to both of us!)...-Ann

Kendall said...

Oh my goodness, I wish I could help! No kiddos here for the time being. Thanks for visitng my blog! I love yours as well!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Ann- I have a 5,8 and 10 year olds. If they have a nightmare they can cuddle for five minutes.

Then it's back to their bed or they can drag a pillow and blanket to my room and sleep on the floor next to my bed. And I don't get up at all. Works for me and they often do sleep on the floor!

Love your daughter's room!

Loretta

eddieross said...

These rooms are just too cute!! Love them! Thank you for sharing.
xo E + J

René S said...

I'm obviously behind reading the blog, but my now 12 year old was that child! He'd die for me to say that even now when he has a really scary dream he finds his way to our room. And, a 12 year old is HUGE compared to a 4yo! When he was younger and I was trying to make him stay in his room, I would go back to his room with him until he went back to sleep. (I'd like to say my 9yo NEVER had this issue, and we didn't do anything different with her. He's just wired differently.) Anyway, some where along the way I realized I needed some sleep, so I started leaving him in our bed and moved to his. Obviously that was a short term solution, but sometimes a girl just needs some sleep! Although I just said he still comes to our room on occasion, it only happens MAYBE once every 6 months or so.

Good luck! It will definetly get better. I hope you get some sleep soon.

 
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