As I went to bed last night it hit me.
It’s been a month or so since Emily decided to sleep in her own bed… In her room… With the door closed.
I am so proud of her.
We’ve tried on many occasions to get her to sleep in her bed but it didn’t work.
I enjoyed sleeping next to her… I didn’t try really hard to move her to her bed.
It started when she she was 5 and ended last month.
11 years later…
Just like that…
One night Emily asked me to tuck her in…
She asked me to call the Paw Patrol pups and to make a puppy pile at the feet of her bed… (We are using her webkinz)
She asked me to sing Soft kitty…
And to close the door!
Just like that, it clicked!
I didn’t force her.
I didn’t lose any sleep over it.
I allowed her to cuddle for as long as she needed and one day…
She moved out! I wonder what else she will just do one day!
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It seems there is no end to all the independence and growing ” firsts” for Emily this year ! Congrats mom!!
She’s on a roll. She keeps learning and I’m amazed and slightly afraid of what’s next… Typical parent issue I guess ?!?
What a moment! What a great mom that you provide exactly what she needs as she needs it!
Thank you. I sure try my best.
We wish and dream, then it happens and when it does we wonder and miss it in equal measure.
Really well said!
I love that you allowed her to sleep next to you until she was ready. I do the same with my monkeys and I hope they don’t stop coming to my bed for awhile yet because I truly love those snuggles
I have to admit that I miss the cuddles but I am so proud of her for deciding she was ready to move to her room. I still get other cuddles. 🙂
things happen in their own time and when it is right )
I agree. I believed she would, at some point, moved back to her own room…