Puddin' Pop sleeps in our bed.
There. I said it. Let the judging begin.
I love having her body close to mine to snuggle with in the middle of the night. We transitioned her at 18 months to a twin bed. Bought brand new mattress and box springs. A frame (base) to put them on (we didn't want her too high off the floor). Princess sheets and a silky pink (with pearls) comforter complete with princess pillow shams. She loved her bed. Slept in it every night.
Hubster would put Boog to bed and more frequent than not, would fall asleep with him, thus leaving me to our king size bed...all to myself. That was kinda lonely. No one to snuggle with. To compensate, I would put PP to sleep in our bed, claiming I would move her (knowing I wouldn't), and then when I went to sleep she was right there waiting for me. Some time later (like 6 months) Hubster decided he wanted to come back to his own bed. He still falls asleep with Boog, but often awakes around 10:30, stays up for an hour or so, and then comes to bed.
Puddin Pop is getting big (3 1/2) and yells out in her sleep. I'm ready for her to go back to her room. We've gotten a new bed frame. Big Girl Style. New modern furniture for her room. Made it super enticing to get her back in there. As soon as the new bed was set up she wanted to try it out. And that was that. When her dad came home and offered to put her to bed that night he said "Show me your new bed." She stopped at her door and pointed to it. He said, "Do you like it?". She said, "I Love it!" He said, "Do you want to sleep in it?" She said "No." He said, "Let's just try it out." She said, "You can. I tried it out earlier. I'll meet you in the big bed when you're done."
What else can we do to entice this little one? I know we can just put her in there and make her stay, but since she was happy in her room until I pulled her out, I don't think this would be the fair thing to do...and okay, maybe I'm still not quite ready.