September 27, 2010

A New Nightly Battle

I've finally (somewhat) won the fight to keep Roo and Sue Sue in bed at night. When we transitioned to big girl beds, they wanted to run around upstairs for hours. Now they look at books until they conk out. Whatever. They're in bed... that's half the battle.
Roo has now moved on to a bigger challenge. She does not want to sleep under her covers. She wants to sleep on top of her comforter with a random blanket on top of her. Every night when I tuck her in she says "I want to sleep on top of my covers." Again, this would actually make sense if she didn't then want a blanket on top of her.
Lately I've started putting Roo under her covers when I go to bed. She's sound asleep and doesn't notice. Or does she? Every morning, she's back on top of her covers... and the bed is made, so it's not as though she's just rolling out of the covers during her sleep! For now I've given in. What's the harm with sleeping on the covers? She's the warmest of the bunch and doesn't need much to stay warm at night. I'm hoping that in the winter, if she's cold, she'll realize the benefits of snuggling under a cozy comforter!


Mrs. Werginz said...

My little cousin wanted to sleep on top of her covers and when we asked her why she said because she didn't want to make her bed every morning...hilarious!

MaryAnne said...

How funny that the bed is made! It's definitely better than the phase Johnny went through a while back of wanting his blanket over his head to sleep!

Sadia said...

Funny! Melody flip-flops between sleeping on the covers, and sleeping completely under the covers, head included.

Quadmama said...

I'm starting to wonder if I've harped too much on making the bed, because Roo always points out that her bed is made. Oops! OH, and I slept with my covers over my head for YEARS!

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