Mini Mini has left the building and by building,I mean bed room.Our bedroom.Our room mate for the past 26 weeks has been evicted.Truth be told we’ve had awful trouble with this one-snoring,interrupting our sleep,partying late, crashing our bed(I may be the tiniest bit at fault for that last one). Breastfeeding is over and she is very nearly doing her nights( Hallelujah!) So it’s time for her to vacate the premises. At the moment we have her in the back bedroom.We were going to move her into Mini’s room but as one child gets with the programme sleep wise,so another decides that after 3 years of playing ball, this sleep lark ain’t all it’s cracked up to be and is now waking multiple times during the night. Go figure!
It’s great as parents to get your own bedroom back. There’s the extra space now available-the cot just about fitted into our bedroom but you couldn’t open the door fully.This was only really an issue whenever Mini woke up as the first thing she does is come barging in to see us,resulting in the door clattering unceremoniously off the end of the cot much to her sister’s alarm. And there’s the chance to enjoy some privacy as mammy and daddy,well as long as it takes for little legs to pump excitedly into the room!
We moved Mini out at 3 months so her little sis has had a good innings. I didn’t particularly want to move Mini out so early but French granny said it was time.And when it comes to parenting,I do everything that woman says. Simply because she has five kids so she is like a parenting guru to me.
With Mini Mini,we held on a little bit longer though,French granny be damned! It is after all the last time she’ll share a room with us.Oh I expect she ll be back in some shape or form-covered in chicken pox or after a nightmare or maybe during a big storm but these will be once offs.
Its a bittersweet moment. Parenting is choc full of em.On the one hand it’s great to see your child progress and become more independent,on the other you mourn for this particular phase of their lives which is now gone, never to return. Who knows if we will ever get the wonderful chance to share our bedroom again with a little lodger?