I hate to sound like that asshole, but when you have kids, you will totally do things that you never thought you’d do. Yesterday, I sat the Mini down in front of the TV with lunch, just so I could feed Little Girl, and also get some peace and quiet. That’s not the worst thing I’ve done as a parent, but you get the idea.
One of the things that we didn’t do with the Mini and I swore that I’d never do, was co-sleep. No, that’s not entirely true. We did occasionally co-sleep when he a baby, if we went on vacation somewhere. It was much easier than bringing a pack n’ play. But he has always slept in his own crib, right from the get go. Little Girl has been in a co-sleeper in our room, one, because I believe that your second child is a way for you to redo all the mistakes you made with your first (not that making him sleep in his own crib was a mistake) and two, the Mini is still in the crib and I refused to buy another crib for a whole two or three months of use. On top of the fact that she’s sleeping in our room, she is a crappy sleeper overall, and when 4:30 rolls around and she’s fighting the sleep and hooting and hollering, we often drag her into bed with us.
It’s often said, that you can’t spoil and infant, and I think that’s a lie. Little Girl is already very aware, and also completely happy sleeping in our bed. Last night, she looked at me with this wide eyed grin as if to say, “you mean I get to sleep here ALL NIGHT?” And when we put her in her co-sleeper, she made a point to make a lot of noise until we relented and pulled her back into our bed, at which point, she looked at me, smiled and promptly passed out, until I finally dragged her out of bed unwillingly at 8am. She’s not even 7 weeks old and already has firm opinions. I am so very screwed when she gets older. I see a lot of princess like attire during her formative years.