Monday, November 01, 2004

Do I Kick Her Out?

Zoë has been sleeping in our bed a lot lately. She wakes up in the night, pads down the long hallway in the dark and enters our bedroom. From there she always walks all the way around the bed so she can get in on my side. I pick her up and plop her down right in the middle of the bed. It's amazing that she doesn't get smashed between us.

Todd thinks she gets cold in her own bed. That's probably a big part of it. But I can understand not wanting to sleep alone when everyone else (Todd and I) are in one bed on the other side of the house. It probably just doesn't seem fair.

This has happened for over a month now. Probably two. We were sick for a few weeks there in the middle which just made it worse. Now I don't know what to do about it. I sort of don't mind waking up together with our whole family. But she can't keep sleeping with us forever. For one thing, she really hogs the bed. Most nights she turns completely perpendicular to Todd and I. We just turn her back straight three or four times a night. Last night she actually worked herself around and her head was down under the blankets, near our waists. Also, I am pregnant and in just a few months we won't have as much room as we have now.

So I'm not sure what to do. But for now, it's kind of cool to share a bed with a two year old. Last night I dreamt that I was in a high-pressure newscasting job. The whole dream was stress. Zoë saved me from my dream when she called out from her dream, "No, it's not a beehive. It's NOT!"