Lots of people have things they want me to write about. Some ideas are really interesting. Remember when I used to get writers block and I would have you guys give me a first sentence? Those exercises are SOO good for me. Then there's times that I want to get really serious and heartfelt, but i'm not usually drunk when I write anymore so that's out.
So I've decided to write a blog asking you for advice. Advice that I will, in turn, totally ignore and do the opposite of. So here we go.
My kids are 6 and 8 years old. My oldest is a boy with autism, and my youngest is a girl with "i want to rule the world" syndrome.
When we first moved into this house they each had their own room. Every night my daughter would ask my son if she could sleep in his bed. He always said yes but he didn't like to say yes. sometimes he just wanted to be alone.
This went on and on for about 2 months. She just couldn't, or didn't want to sleep alone. So I disassembled his room and turned it into my craft/office room. They share a room now. 3 months later and my son has HAD IT. She is terribly messy and he is beyond neat. I let him reclaim half the office which is now his "office". the only thing in the other room is his dresser and the bed they share. I figure they'll still be sharing a bed but at least now he has is own space.
Well now he's decided he can't do it anymore and he needs to completely break free of her. He needs to be on his own and she needs to learn how to be alone.
So the question is: how do we break her habit of not sleeping alone?
p.s. since his bed is now in the guest room I think I want to buy him a cute little twin size bed. Something small and only big enough for 1.
What say you?