Our little guy has been climbing into bed with us since I had to convert his crib to a toddler bed last month. I know that if I want him to stay in bed all night I need to be firm about it... but the idea of getting up to put him back and then having him scream bloody murder just isn't worth it, at least for now. Plus, if I'm really being honest - I secretly enjoy having him sleep beside me at night.
Yesterday morning gave me perfect examples of why I'm not terribly motivated to put him back in his own bed....
Around 6:30am in a sleepy haze I heard "Mommy, I toot on you!!!"
I didn't respond. I was still pretty asleep.
Then 15 minutes (I think) later he snuggled up to me, rested his forehead on mine and put his little hand on my forearm then I heard him whisper "I love you sooooooo much".
My heart melted. It was the first time he'd ever said that to me (un-coerced that is!). I opened my eyes gave him a kiss and told him I loved him too.
Yep, putting him back to bed isn't happening anytime soon.