Anyone out there ever jinxed themselves on their blog? Last month I wrote a post about what a great sleeper Juan Carlos (3 yrs old) is (or was).
Well, that was last month. Recently, he has gotten unusually attached to me and doesn't want to be out of my sight for a minute. This includes at night. We go through the normal bedtime ritual and everything seems normal. But once Guapo and I are in our room with the door shut, he lurks (usually singing) around the outside of our door until he either: A) falls asleep in the hall (the tile just can't be that comfortable):
or, more commonly, B) waits until I finally turn out the light (11:00-11:30) when he slowly turns the door handle, tip-toes in, tries to wiggle his way into bed with me until I banish him to "The Chair" (a lazy-boy next to our bed).
I've been telling Guapo to be patient, that he is probably just struggling on some subconscious level with separation anxiety, being scared of the dark, or something. You know, on some level he wouldn't be able to verbalize. So yesterday I strike up a conversation to see if we can't get to the bottom of the problem and he instantly, completely, matter-of-factly explains his whole method to me:
"You put me in bed, then I go in the hall, then you and dad watch a movie, then dad turns off the movie, then you read a book, then you turn off the light, then I go in to your room and I sleep in the chair. I want to sleep with you, mom."
So there you have it. So much for his subconscious's problems, he's quite aware of what he's doing and why.
Last night when Guapo said good night to him he replied, "Ok dad, now go watch a movie."
He won't want to sleep with me forever, right??? (I am so hoping that by posting this I am re-jinxing myself and he will turn back into the super sleeper he once was!)