What’s the secret of surviving a night with a child in your bed? + 5 stunning examples of boys bed sheets
Why is it that when in your bed a 3 year old can take up as much, if not more room than a grown man?
Here is how the scenario unfolds:
The upset child totters down to your room in the early hours of the morning.
You are too far into a sleep coma that you lift the covers and let them slide in; 3 year old cuddles are lovely right…?
- Before you know it they have commandeered most of the bed and you are hanging off the side, with a firm grasp on anything that will avoid you actually hitting the floor if you ever do nod off. In saying that, nodding off is near impossible, as you have engaged in some advanced yoga position that has shocked your body into muscle cramps and at that very moment the only things worse than muscle cramps is the fear of waking your 3 year old.
- By now you have given up on this plan, your brain is awake and you are plotting ways to escape the bed without waking the sleeping child.
- The great escape involves twisted, commando style moves in a stealth manner in order to slide out of bed without disrupting the covers or the pressure on the mattress.
- After strategically placing a pillow in a pathetic attempt to mimic your presence in the bed, you now totter off to the empty single bed with the cheap, uncomfy mattress (as you decided not to get the good one until after toilet training). You lie between the dinosaur sheets, amongst the menagerie of soft toys and just as you finally fade off to sleep you are jolted awake as you have roll over onto a few hidden trains.
By now getting a good night sleep has become a fading illusion so instead I am thinking I should buy Jack some new sheets and planning my day around a shopping trip.
As I write this post at 2:03am (yes I am now sitting drinking coffee), I am doing the only constructive thing I could think of and browsing online for bed sheets.
So I ask.. what’s the secret of surviving a night with a child in your bed?
In the meantime, here is my pick of the top 5 stunning examples of boys bed sheets