Lea and I have always slept on a king size bed. We think it’s absolutely the perfect size. You can easily find each other in a king size bed when you want, and you can sneak off to your own side and not be bothered when it’s time to sleep. While it’s the perfect sized bed for two adults, I’m learning that if you throw in a long legged 7-year-old son, who’s all of a sudden too spooked to sleep in his own bed, then you have huge complications.
For the last couple of weeks Cooper has found his way to our bed sometime during the middle of each night. Often times I don’t even know when he shows up. I just roll over and all of a sudden I’m thinking, “Where did he come from.”
What I’m learning is that my seven year old son has some interesting sleeping habits. I’ve found out that while he sleeps he’s a wiggler, a snuggler, a toucher and even an arm flailer. And while all of those things may be okay for some people … it’s not for us. We’re finding it a little hard to sleep.
He has other amazing sleeping skills too. For example when he gets hot, he can rip the entire king size sheet and blankets off of the bed with one “shoosh” of his foot. Now keep in mind, he doesn’t ask us if we are hot, he just figures that we are and “helps us out.” One minute your sleeping great, all snuggled up in a ball, and the next minute someone has ripped all your covers off leaving you feeling cold, naked and really angry.
Lea and I have always joked that, “Kids are the biggest intimacy killers in marriage.” We’ve also realized that kids are the biggest sleep killers too.
Oh, the joys of being a parent.
Honestly, we wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.