There Were Three in the Bed

  1. Good for you for waving off the childreaering experts.  You won’t regret it.

  2. Melissa says:

    That is so sweet! Nothing wrong with a morning snuggle session. 🙂 Even we, the strict sleep-training type, do that on weekend mornings.

    I gotta say, Bruiser is so stinkin’ cute I just want to reach through the computer screen and smoosh those cheeks. And hug him. And mess up his hair. And feed him ice cream. And now I sound like a crazy creepy stalker, don’t I?

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is NOTHING like a love a boy has for his mommy.  My oldest is 11 1/2 and the affection I receive is only without witnesses.  And even then it is not like the python hugs I still get from my 9 year old.  My little guy dives across a room for me and still kisses me on the lips.  I know they need to separate from me at some point but I am holding on to this for as long as i can.  Enjoy it!  He is going to be an amazing boyfriend/ husband (WAY in the future) because of you!

    • Anonymous says:

      Have to agree about the 11 1/2 year old thing.  Mine too.  Every school day, the only way he wakes up nicely is if the pup and I come in and snuggle in the bed with him for 10-15 minutes.  As long as I remember this, and head in early, we’re good.  

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s wonderful, Cathy!  I hope my son is affectionate for that long!

  4. Jenna says:

    I have a newborn who likes to nurse for comfort, and I don’t care! It’s a special bond only we have, and she won’t be this little forever…sigh…


    • Anonymous says:

      Yes! It’s only a problem if it’s a problem for YOU. 🙂

      • Lindsay, you’re obviously a wonderful mama. I have come to depend on my morning snuggles with my now 6 year old girl. But I must say, my nephew, who is 15, still loves on his papa and gives him kisses and hugs. Sweet kids are sweet kids, no matter what age.

        • SubTurm says:

          Thanks, Rachael! That’s wonderful that your nephew still gives kisses and hugs! My teenage stepdaughters reached an age where that came to an end- It seemed like it happened overnight and it made me very sad. But the upside is that I REALLY appreciate it now from my little ones. 🙂

  5. cheesehead4ever says:

    As much as my older daughter loves me and still likes to cuddle (even at almost 11), it’s my younger daughter who just turned 7 who has always given me the adoring love like this.  She worships everything about me and I DO NOT take it for granted!  I think the only other creature on earth who will ever keep giving me this kind of love is our dog!

    • Anonymous says:

      LOL. I am really appreciating it in my son now because my daughter at 7 is becoming a little (okay, sometimes a LOT) more demanding and critical, and it wasn’t that long ago that she was mooney-eyed over me, too! 

  6. paulaswift says:

    Wow – um, are you sure you’re not writing about OUR morning routine?  B does and says the same thing every morning!   Those moments are why we are moms…doesn’t get any better!

  7. …and it *does* end all too quickly.  My 15 and 13 year old sons would never do this!! But my 6 year old does, occasionally. And that’s okay with me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    my cutoff was 5am…if they came in before that, i took them back to their bed…after that, it’s not cosleeping, it’s love on ’em time

    • Anonymous says:

       Ha, I’m totally with you on that. Bruiser woke up this morning at around 5 and and called, “Can I come in there, Mommy?” I yelled back, “No! Go to bed!” He said “Awww!” and went back to sleep!

      I do have limits!  ;D

  9. Auburn says:

    My 16 year old son comes of the football field and hugs me EVERY time. He hugged me at church on Sun. In front of everybody! Am I bragging? AB-SO-LUTELY!

  10. Jenn says:

    Totally happy to read this.  Our children are 5 and 9 (daughter and son, respectively).  They have their own rooms, but often they choose to sleep in our room.  If it makes them feel secure, I’m all for it.  It may not be right for everyone, but it is right for our family.

  11.  We climbed in bed with my parents well into high school, every night, and visited until we fell asleep. Some of my fondest memories.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s awesome. We had always pledged not to have a television in our bedroom, but now we’ve revised it and are planning on getting a nice big flatscreen with DVD connection only when we can afford it- just so that we can have family movie nights in bed!  😀

  12. Elizabethwerickson says:

    Okay, Lindsay – that made me CRY.  Our daughter does the exact same thing almost every morning, and while some days I’m so desperate for more sleep, I realize how fleeting it all is and just love her sweet morning snuggles.  What a gift for your kids to have this blog.

  13. Ashleywilliamson says:

    My son is 9 and still sleeps with me.  Being a single mom its not easy to tell him to get in his own bed :)…  although I have a feeling this may go well into his teens..(just kidding..i hope!)  Even though the bed is a little crowded and mommy sometimes wakes up with a crick from sleeping cuddled up to him, I love it!  When he doesn’t sleep with me, which isn’t very often, I find it hard to sleep and am tempted to go and get him!

  14. Vicki says:

    That is beautifully written.  I am wiping my eyes and blowing my nose. It brought fond memories of my youngest boy.  He is now off in the Navy, grown up and far away. It’s nice to remember those sweet precious moments. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Awww, Vicki. You make me appreciate what I have right now. I am so aware that it will pass before I know it. 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Awww, Vicki. You make me appreciate what I have right now. I am so aware that it will pass before I know it. 🙂

  15. Lena says:

    Lindsay, this may be my most favorite post you’ve written. Beautiful and true. Our kids really do force us to see ourselves for who we are, not as others want us to be.

    It also makes me realize I REALLY want a son!

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks, Lena!  🙂 I was so afraid when they told me I was having a boy and to be honest, the first couple of years were rough- but now he is AMAZING. That said, I think boys and girls are so special in their own ways- I couldn’t say which is better. 

  16. Amanda M. says:

    I woke up one morning and my daughter wasn’t in her bed. I finally found her in my son’s room, with her blanket and stuffed bunny! She said she got scared in the middle of the night, and wanted her Bubba! She had crawled in his bed and he had given her a hug and scooted over ~ and then complained because she stole all of his covers! 🙂

  17. Erica says:

    I love morning cuddles.  Both my girls usually end up in our bed.

  18. Julie says:

    So jealous and hopeful that my 11mo old will do this someday. As it is, I only used to be able to get him to nap by laying down with him, but now he only wants to play if I lay dawn with him. My husband and I were both just saying how much we wish he’d let us snuggle with him!

  19. Emma says:

    Did you ever see the Zits cartoon about the mother “unzipping” her young son from his teenage self? As the mother of 2 young boys, it made me cry! (if you’re interested, the cartoon is here: – I wrote about the same thing as you)

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  21. Kathy Sena says:

    Oh, man! You’re taking me back to the early-morning puppet shows from my son on Saturday mornings. My husband and I would raise our knees in bed to create the “stage” and MAtt would bring in his puppets and create a wonderful puppet show, doing all the characters. I miss those days!

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