My dragon boy turned 10 years old. As always he had a great birthday with his family and lots of presents. From Grandma, he got a Swiss Army Knife that he had long wanted. From Babi, hre received toy skateboard ramps to play with miniature skateboards. His aunt and uncle gave him a dragon quilting handmade by his aunt. My dancing princess gave him a baseball bat and glove, and from his daddy and mommy, he got a loft bed!
Actually we never had a bed in our bedroom. All four of us slept in futons on the floor side by side. Casey on the right, dragon, me and princess. How sweet and happy a moment it may look to sleep with my own kids on either side! Well, in reality it was a world of martial arts.
Dragon, my kung fu boy, moves so swiftly even in sleep. I don’t know how many times I got punched or kicked on the face and belly. Then, princess. Very often I was awakened by her seizures which only occur while she is asleep. In addition, changing diapers in the middle of the night is nothing but a wrestling match. “Is the word ‘good sleep’ something too luxurious for me to wish for?” “I only wish that dragon would sleep by himself so that things would be a little easier.” Then somehow things started to turn in an unexpected way.
When we saw a loft bed in a furniture store we casually stopped by, dragon’s scrounging routine began. “I want that bed.” “When are we going to buy one?” He was fascinated with the idea of sleeping in it. Although I’m not very fond of having a big piece of furniture, I thought this might serve a dual purpose; helping me getting a better sleep without a fear of getting hurt, and helping dragon becoming more independent. There was no space in our house for another regualr bed, while a loft bed would make the space underneath useful for other purposes. We decided to go forward.
Thus, dragon started his 10 year-old life, sleeping in his own bed for the very first time although this had not been planned at all. A week has passed now. Half of my sleep issue is also supposed to be solved by now....I’m not sure if it really is, though (^_^;).