We have never really minded our kids getting in bed with us. We have always kind of liked the extra snuggle time. However, that was when it was one child climbing in in the middle of the night. Recently we have had 3 children in the bed very consistently. 5 in the bed is just too many!
Yesterday I said to the kids, “I think maybe it is time for us to come up with a schedule and take turn sleeping in Mommy and Daddy’s bed”. D said, “That is a great idea! One night you can sleep on the couch and we will sleep with Daddy, and the next night Daddy can sleep on the couch and we will sleep with YOU!” . Um, not exactly what I had in mind …
That sounds like a great plan. Ha. My kids are all too active sleepers, so I have never enjoyed kids in the bed. I imagine if H was not in a crib she would like to join the party too.
Cherish these times! It seems like just yesterday that our two (20 and 15) were crawling into our bed in the middle of the night.