Where they sleep


Your kids most likely sleep in a bed.

I know this.

My kids do, too. Sort of.

My son had a crib, then a cool car-shaped toddler bed, then a twin bed. He got the latter right after his fourth birthday (and the arrival of his baby sister). It had a white, bookshelf-type headboard, box springs, mattress and frame just like any other bed.

He never loved it.

Sometimes, he’d ask to sleep with me. Sometimes, he’d ask to sleep on the floor. Usually, he’d sleep in his bed but never seemed super happy about it.

Last weekend, he moved his mattress on the floor. He did this by himself. He was ecstatic.

The next day, I took his bed apart. I carried the headboard, the box springs and the frame downstairs to storage.

Then I made up my little boy’s mattress bed on the floor. He loves it.

To tell you the truth, I do, too. It made the room my kids share seem much bigger, and it makes me feel one step closer to living a simpler life.

Yet, somehow, I still feel a little guilty. Though I’ve gotten used to the idea that a mother always feels a little guilty about something … right?

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