Loose Women panelist Stacey Solomon has opened up about the end of bed-sharing with her 2 sons.
In an Instagram post, 27-year-old Stacey confessed that, for the 1st time in 9 years, she’d slept the whole night through without her 9-year-old son Zachary and 5-year-old son Leighton crawling into her bed!
And that, though she was pleased she’d simply transitioned the boys into sleeping in their own beds, she was feeling a little nostalgic about it all ?
Here’s her post in full:
“So, last night I spent the first night without my children coming in to my room and sleeping with me in 9 years,” she began.
“I’m sure a lot of people will have something to say about that but I honestly don’t care. I love sleeping with my children and would do it forever if I could.
“Those cuddles, the kick in the face, the kisses in the morning. I live for that.
“However I have come to the realisation that as much as I love it, I also value my sleep, and relationship and I know that with extra special people coming into my life there simply isn’t enough room for us all and everybody benefits from a good night’s sleep.
“So, as daunting as it was change for me (selfishly) it was an even bigger change for the boys, so I hunted and hunted and found @andersons.themes.and.dreams who I got to design this incredible dream bed with to ease the transition.
“The truth is I didn’t realise how easy it would be. I didn’t even have to spend the usual 35 minutes saying “half an hour boys, 20 minutes now, come on bed time boys, bed time BED TIME” they were asking me “is it bed time yet mummy?”.
“At 7pm they ran up, chose there bunks and went to sleep. I assumed the novelty would wear off and they’d wake up in the night and come in but, I woke up to an empty bed after a full nights sleep and to my surprise there they were fast asleep in their bed.
“As happy as I am that this is the next phase and they’re loving it (especially thanks to their amazing bed), I can’t help but feel a little sad that that’s probably the first day of the rest of my child free bed time life ?”
What we think
Well, first things first: OMG at those bunk beds, right?
Secondly, everything Stacey’s written here SO captures a feeling that a few of us here at MFM have felt.
Of course, you want them to go into their own bed and actually stay in their own bed the whole night through, but you can’t help but miss ‘em snuggling up to you when they do.
We are glad to hear that the transition from mum’s bed to own beds was a smooth one, though!
And we reckon there’ll be a few out there who can more than relate to what Stacey’s saying…
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Images: Instagram/Stacey Solomon