Now that my in-laws are fully vaccinated, they want to have my kids (their grandkids) spend the night for Easter. My 6-year-old twins totally want to spend the night, but are also nervous because they still wake up EVERY SINGLE NIGHT in the middle of the night and come get me to help them fall back asleep. But they really want to stay over with Grandma and Grandpa, so last night they were willing to try to fall asleep without me lying down next to them.
It took a while. A long while. About two hours to be exact. But last night they fell asleep
in the middle of the night
in their own beds
without me lying next to them.
And then they slept the rest of the night without waking up again!
Needless to say, they were a little tired today. But they are excited to practice again tonight. So am I. Maybe this is the push they need to finally become independent sleepers. Do I dare to hope…?!?!