I have always joked that having my daughters share a bedroom is the equivalent of hosting a slumber party every night. When we first transitioned to toddler beds, those girls were running around their room well past my bed time.
I try to be a "go with the flow" mom. Sure, I have rules and expectations, but sometimes it's fun to throw it all out the window and surprise my girls. The other night Roo, Cakes and Sue-Sue were climbing in their sisters' beds and pretending to be that sister. After everyone had brushed her teeth I said "OK, if you want to stay in the bed you're in, that's fine... but you have to actually sleep." So Roo claimed Cakes' bed, Cakes jumped in Sue-Sue's bed and Sue-Sue went to Roo's bed. Tortilla wanted nothing to do with this and I can't blame her. I hate sleeping in any bed but my own.
At first, it all seemed to be OK. Sure, when I said goodnight to Sue-Sue she insisted I call her Roo (remember, she was in Roo's bed). I reminded Roo that she was in Cakes' bed and could she please get up to use the potty rather than wet the bed. (In all fairness, Roo has had only one accident since becoming 100% diaper free, but Cakes seemed a little skepitcal about having Roo in her bed). Everyone settled down and I felt comfortable leaving the room.
Just as Hubby and I sat down to eat we heard the pitter patter of little feet. Roo was running down the hallway claiming she needed to use the potty. She sat down but nothing happened. I soon had her settled back into Cakes' bed. A few minutes later we heard a loud thud. Sue-Sue had fallen out of Roo's bed. After getting her squared away more noises followed. They wanted to talk. They wanted to sing. They wanted to run around the room. After about an hour I lost my patience. Everyone was sent back to her own bed... and was sound asleep within minutes. As for Tortilla, she slept through the whole thing. I can only imagine what sleepovers will be like when their friends are involved!
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