Our son is “vacationing” with my parents…in other words, he’s staying at their house. I guess this means that WE are the ones who are technically on vacation, right?? Well, not exactly, but it’s always nice to have a bit of a break from the kid (soon it will be a break from both kids, but that’s a different blog post).
Anyways, at my parents house, Aidan always sleeps by himself in the spare bedroom. I should clarify that “sleeps by himself” means that he doesn’t get up in the middle of the night or early in the morning and climb into bed with anyone. I don’t know if it’s because he’s sleeping on a bed that’s bigger than his puny twin size bed at home. I don’t know if it’s just because he’s at Po Po and Gung Gung’s house and not at home (I mean, things are always so much more special when you’re at your grandparents house, right?). Or, maybe it’s just because the queen size bed he’s sleeping on this week (and for the next two weeks…woo hoo!) is so damn comfortable. I mean, even I had trouble getting up last weekend when we visited my parents because I felt as if I could sleep all day in that bed.
Well, he told me the reason why he sleeps in his own bed at Po Po & Gung Gung’s house and NOT at our house (because he still climbs into bed with us in the wee morning hours)…
And, I quote…
“Because your house has bugs and isn’t fancy enough.”
WTF? Really? Thanks, son. I love you, too. My “all houses have bugs and no one in our family lives in a fancy house” talk didn’t work. That was his story and he was stickin’ to it.
So, I guess this means that when he gets home I should put some (fake) bugs in my bed and make his room as fancy as fancy could be for a 5 year old boy…that way he’ll steer clear of my bed and want to sleep in his own bedroom all the time.