My boy slept in his own bed last night. ALL. NIGHT. LONG.
Quite the feat for this little guy who inevitably ends up in our bed EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.
There is something to be said for the power of suggestion.
His suggestion, mind you, not mine. (I've been trying for months to coax this kid into staying in his own bed.)
Last night as I was laying with Noah at bedtime, he informed me (not once, but twice), "Mama, I'm going to sleep in my bed the WHOLE night!"
"You ARE?" I asked a little shocked, hoping and praying that maybe, just maybe, I would get a full night's sleep without being kicked in the head or the gut a dozen times.
"Yup!" he replied very confidently.
"Wow, buddy! That's awesome, give me a high five!" and he did, with a big smile.
And, lo and behold, this morning when my alarm went off at 6:35am, Noah's legs were not flopped across my stomach. He wasn't even curled up at the foot of the bed or sprawled out in the middle. He was in his room...STILL ASLEEP.
I barely had time for this miraculous realization to sink in before I heard his quick little footsteps headed toward my room and yelling out proudly, "MAMA!!! I SLEPT IN MY BED THE WHOLE NIGHT!"
High fives and hugs from Mommy and Daddy ensued. Pat was just as shocked as I was. I think Noah was pretty surprised too. :)
Maybe all the excitement will motivate him to stay in his bed FROM NOW ON...
Now, that would be a freak of nature.
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