Let Them Sleep in the Middle

This is not a post to talk about co-sleeping and whether I agree with it from a medical perspective. This is about allowing my precious babies to sleep in the middle and have snuggle time.

When They Grow Up

When our children grow up, move out, and leave our home, do you think it will be said that we are so thankful we never let them sleep in the middle? Do you think it will be said that we are thankful for all the alone adult time we had while making them stay in their beds at bedtime?

I think the answer will be the feeling of wishing for one more time for snuggles, one more time for sleeping in the middle, one more time to get to have those precious moments with your children.

I want to live a life without regrets, which is nearly impossible. Of the regrets that I will have, I pray that I will never regret enjoying my children while they are little.

The days are long, but the years are short.

You will blink and they will grow up before your very eyes.

These are quotes that we are often told as mothers, but oh my goodness how true they are in my life. I cannot believe that my baby girl is 4 1/2 years old! She is speaking in sentences, writing her name, and counting. My oldest is 7 years old! Where has the time gone? Where are those baby years? I feel that I have blinked and they have vanished.

What is a Parent to do?

I challenge you the next time your child asks to snuggle, let them. The next time your child asks if they can get in the middle, let them. There will come a day that they do not want to be caught holding your hand, snuggling, or dare sleep in the middle. There will come a time they will leave our home, so until that day, let them sleep in the middle.

I would love to hear from you! To email me, send me a message at Lindsay@naturalnursemama.com

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Paisley Noel says:

    ABSOLUTELY!!!! I could not agree with you more on this. Still some days when I’m crazy busy I have to remind myself to stop and just hold them when they ask to be held. I truly love bedtime snuggles and early morning snuggles. It’s the best way to start my mornings knowing they just wanted to snuggle even a few seconds before starting the daily chaos haha 🙂

    1. naturalnursemama says:

      It is so easy to get in the habit of making excuses on why you do not have time for snuggles or holding them when they ask. I have to work on this with my youngest she always wants to be rocked at bedtime and I know that one day she will no longer want this special time.

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