How I survive sleeping with my feisty kids 

Anyone else’s children climb in their bed in the middle of the night and then spread themselves out with their feet on your face… 

Sometimes I also get to sleep in the double bed in my baby’s room… Lucky me – not! We put a double bed in her room for when guests visit and then pushed it up against the wall so its safe for the baby to sleep (stay awake) in.  

  
FYI – this is not about whether sleeping with your kids is a good idea 🙂

  1. Have lots of pillows otherwise yours will get ‘acquired’ by the bed invader. 
  2. Sleep with your arm over your face so that kicking feet don’t break your nose. 
  3. Remove heavy objects from the bed – chances are these will be found and used to wake you up. 
  4. Keep lights, more specifically light switches, faaaaar out of reach. 
  5. Get a long long duvet / comforter / blanket to cover your face when the light switch is found and used to simulate a disco. 
  6. Keep a jersey and warm pants in arms length so you can keep warm when all the blankets are unceremoniously kicked off.
  7. Rid yourself of anything remotely interesting – earrings, necklace, jersey with a zip – these will become objects of desire and reasons to stay awake. 
  8. Cover clocks and hide watches so you don’t know that you’re wide awake at 4am after being kicked in the face. 
  9. Keep your eyes closed, just keep your eyes closed. If you open one eyelid the day would have started 🙂

Best of luck!! 

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2 thoughts on “How I survive sleeping with my feisty kids 

  1. Remove heavy objects from the bed – chances are these will be found and used to wake you up.

    Too true! I had a train bashing related headache all yesterday!

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