In December, I was one desperate Momma. I was desperate for a full night of sleep in my own bed without children. It got to a point that I couldn't remember the last time I had spent a full night in my own bed. I spent a lot of time going from Jack's bed to Sarah's bed and back again. There were a lot of bad dreams in our house and they were wearing me out.
Both kids wanted Stompeez (slippers for kids). I told Jack and Sarah, if they stayed in their own beds all night by themselves for five nights in a row, they could each get a pair of Stompeez. It was like a miracle, within a week they both had earned Stompeez.
Once the Stompeez arrived, old habits quickly returned. It was the bed hopping Olympics and I was the gold medal contender.
Now when we promised the Stompeez, I didn't realize they were $30 a pair. Yikes. So we needed a more affordable plan.
The bed hopping has stopped for the time being, thanks to a well stocked treat box full of favourite chocolates and candy. Some people would call it bribery, I like to think of it as incentive.