Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sleeping Arrangements

We are heading south in a few weeks for a visit with my parents; my children, Lawn Boy and me.  Because of the timing of our trip, none of the rental places in my parent's park are available. Fortunately, my parents were able to arrange to sleep across the street at the place of one of their friends who will have already gone north for the season, so the four of us will have the place to ourselves at night.

Still, we have a little dilemma on our hands ... there are only two beds; well, actually one bed and a pull-out couch.  I was discussing this with my children the other day and The Boy helpfully suggested,

"Well, The Girl and I can sleep on the couch. Can't Mr. Lawn Boy sleep in the bed with you???"

D'uh mom! ~ He seriously almost rolled his eyes at me, so obvious was the solution in his mind.

See.... they are watching and they know that while Lawn Boy is here an increasing number of nights each week, he ALWAYS sleeps on the couch or the futon upstairs.

"Wouldn't that be weird?" I asked, "Mamma doesn't usually have boys sleep in her bed."

The Boy shrugged, "Yeah, I guess..."

I suppose we could play it off as a special exception because it's vacation and there aren't enough beds, but we've been so cautious, I don't know if I'm ready to go there even if the idea makes sense to my children.

Maybe I am just a week bit unnerved by the idea of sleeping with a man... in MY PARENTS bed. EWWW! *grins*

I still have no idea where we'll all sleep, but it will work out. 

Baby steps. 

What do y'all think? 


Andrea B. said...

I'm sure it'll be fine. Dude, it's your parents' bed, there won't be hanky panky happening anyway ... riiiight? ;>

But seriously - if it's the only option then talk to them about it. And stay strong and sane while you do!

Rabia said...

Beware-The Boy might be on an undercover mission from your parents! LOL!!

Kelli @ Momma Needs a Beer said...

LOVE this... in my experience (not on this EXACT topic, but I'm sure you'll follow) if you don't make a big deal about something, your children won't either. Hope everything works out!

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

I agree - that if you don't make a big deal maybe it won't be???

Aleta said...

I love how calm the topic was brought up. That shows how natural everyone feels together. Nice!

The Dose of Reality said...

I bet it will work out in the end just fine. Like Ilene said...if you don't make a big deal out of it, then it won't be....or there will be 3 of you on the bed and Lawn Boy on the pull out. That doesn't sound super comfy! --Lisa

mymomismmoments said...

Blow up mattress next to the pull out bed. Ooh, a bed all to myself, with someone else getting up with the kids to _____ (pee, nightmare, tuck in again etc). Now that DOES sound like a vacation!

Heather said...

Oh boy! I never really thought about how many issues come up when you are dating with kids!

I know you will figure it out - you always do!

Shell said...

Since they don't seem to think it's a big deal, maybe this is the perfect time to start?

Babes Mami said...

I agree with Shell! Go for it, I think you two are serious enough that it's safe. You have been so careful and cautious and I think it's okay! But, in the end, what are you comfortable with?