After 4 years and 5 months, we are finally sleeping through the night again!! That's right!!! Princess Sarah has not been a sound sleeper, and then top that off, at age 2 she was potty trained enough not to wet the bed. What that meant for us was, that I was guaranteed to get up in the middle of the night with her at least once a night to take her to the bathroom. Then at about 3 she learned that it was kind of fun to also sneak into our bed at night. I was too tired to take her back to her room, so I settled for her tossing, turning and constant kicking instead.
A few weeks ago I came up with the idea that she would get a sticker for each night she slept the whole night in her bed. That worked off and on...we were up to 4 stickers in one month. Then last weekend I came up with the idea to trade Matt sides of the bed. He would be the on the side now, that is closest to our bedroom door. IT WORKED!! She didn't want Matt...it has not dawned on her to walk around the bed to find me....VOILA!!!
Our promise to her was a trip to Build A Bear for 1 item of her choice once she had 10 stickers. Yesterday was the day and we headed to Clackamas Town Center. She spent about 10 minutes browsing at all of the clothes and then decided her teddy bear needed "shiny shoes".
Sarah with "Cuddles" and Cuddles new SHINY SHOES!!!