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Dear Leighton,

February 12, 2012


As cute as you are…you are hereby banished from sleeping in Mommy and Daddy’s bed FOREVER.


Daddy and I bought the king size bed when Morgan was in his “co sleeping phase.” I thought that your brother tested the limits of my restraint while spinning like a top between the two of us and somehow always managing to lodge his sharp toenails under my chin.


For the past two nights, I’ve clung to the precipice that separates me from the floor. You have insisted on sharing my pillow–even though I gave you one of your own in the middle. I appreciate your need for closeness…but there was a four foot gap between you and your dad last night. Why single me out?


You also have a few bad habits.


It is considered bad manners to yank Mommy’s hair repeatedly as you lull yourself into slumber. I am sure that the rhythmic removal of hair from my scalp is indeed soothing…but Mommy no likee.


Pressing your nose and forehead to my own while you sleep is sweet. Barking wet coughs while pressing your nose and forehead to mine is less so.


I’ve covered the pillow sharing above. Everyone needs their own pillow!


Mommy also has your safety in mind. You like to sleep on top of the covers and Daddy likes to sleep under them. Last night when he repeatedly yanked the blankets to get more coverage, I was sure that you would fly into the air like a circus acrobat. Fortunately, he only succeeded in waking you up and pissing you off. Thank goodness he was feeling guilty enough to get up and walk the house with you in order to get you back to sleep.


You will be sleeping in your own bed from here on out.

Much love,

Mommy and Daddy


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Hodges permalink
    February 12, 2012 8:19 pm

    Bless your heart, Jennifer…. my heart went out to you as I was envisioning your night, the hair pulling, the blanket pulling, and the ensuing circus act….I must be honest, I did chuckle just a bit…but was not laughing at you…..

    Hang in there….you’ve got this…..

  2. February 13, 2012 7:58 pm

    🙂 It is pretty funny to think about it now that I’ve had a good night’s sleep!

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