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Lynda Loveland: Sleeping arrangements

Posted August 10, 2011 8:50 p.m. EDT

Lynda Loveland

I’m gonna catch a lot of flack for this, but I’m going to discuss it anyway. My husband and I have come up with a sleeping arrangement for the kids, meaning who gets to sleep with us, when.

The whole sleeping with us thing is very cyclical. They stay in their rooms for a few weeks or months and then it seems all they want to do is crash with us. Lately, it’s turned into a nightly battle.

Yes, I know we can put our foot down and that’s that. We’ve done that. I’m probably breaking all kinds of parenting rules. But, I kinda like snuggling with them. So sue me. They probably won’t have much to do with us in a few years, so I think, why not soak it up now! I love those quiet moments. I’m starting to get that feeling that they’re growing up too quickly.

My wacky, early morning schedule makes it easier to do. I go to bed early during the work week, right after the kids.

Each child gets one night. One Tuesday, one Wednesday and one Thursday. All other nights are off limits. No talking allowed. They always end up sleeping very well for some reason.

We’re starting this week. I’ll let you know how it goes.

All right, take your best shot.

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.