It doesn't feel that long ago when D and I used to NEVER go into the kids' room once they were sleeping for fear of waking them...
When we'd strain our ears to hear a little half cry and pray they wouldn't wake.
And now, I go in once they're sleeping, switch on the light, get what I need, do things in their wardrobes without much of a stir.
Of course I don't intentionally make a noise - that would just be silly!
Last night I was up late.... I did my Instagram photos for Jan and Feb, and I'm nearly done with Feb organising.
And Kendra wanders into the study at about 12:15 am.
She'd had a bad dream so I prayed for her and sent her back to bed.
When I went to bed about a half hour later, I found her IN OUR BED. It was okay for a few minutes but she kicks the duvet off and I need the duvet on (I need the weight of something on me to sleep) so I sent her back to her own bed.
She went without any trouble and went straight back to sleep.
This morning we had a milestone. The kids let us sleep til 9 am.
We've regularly gone past 8 for the last year or so because I've trained them to go have an apple from the fruit bowl if they're hungry and only come get us up for "real breakfast".
Aren't I clever?!
This morning, they got into my crafty stash, punched flower shapes from cardboard and affixed stickers. I think we should use those as gift tags - they look really, REALLY nice.
The point is... the kids are growing up.
We already battle to get Connor up for school - he LOVES his sleep like I do. We're both not morning people at all.
Soon there'll be teenagers wanting to sleep all day!!!
I still can't believe I have children 3 months away from being 5 years old. 5!
Do you have kids who love their sleep?