I wonder when this free and very simple pleasure will wear out…?
It has done the trick while my husband has been away for most of December; going to bed has been smooth and even mum has been able to sleep in the nights even though we’ve had colds, sore throats and ear infections for most of the time.
My kids tend to get pretty clingy when dad is away, so when my 4 yo wanted to sleep again “like we did in the summer in the tent”(=everybody next to each other) I lifted their mattresses on the floor and slept between them in the “camp bed” just to be close. They loved it!
Since the first night the “camp bed” has moved between different rooms, and mum hasn’t been needed every night. We haven’t set up a tent (or many) like in the picture, I like to keep it simple if I can, but some nights we have created our own tent with blankets etc. The key has been variation, and now, after a fortnight, going to sleep is still exciting.
I hope they’ll have a fun memory of this, however, I won’t object when everyone wants to sleep in their own beds again!