Co-Sleeping — you either love it or hate it. And chances are, those of you who do co-sleep both love and hate it at the same time. It can be amazingly convenient, but it also comes with the obvious downsides. Like being kicked and hit in the face every 15 minutes. But misery (or joy, or emotions in general) loves company, and these co-sleeping tweets from parents who've been there are sure to make you laugh, cry, and gain a sense of camaraderie. Because, really, we're all in this parenting thing together.
Although I'm not an exclusive co-sleeper like some, I've slept (or rather, stayed awake in bed) with my two daughters many times. More of then than not, it was for convenience's sake because when you're breastfeeding baby, the choice to wake up every two hours or simply feed them while you lay in bed isn't hard to make. And although it's imperative to make sure you're co-sleeping as safely as possible, doing so can have its real benefits. Like actually being able to sleep.
So no matter where your opinions lay on the co-sleeping debate continuum, parents of all beliefs can relate to these all-too-real tweets about life as a co-sleeping parent.
1Back In The Day...
Had a dream where no one used 'our ancestors did it' as a reason for co-sleeping, clean eating, or ANYTHING ELSE. Then I woke up.— Rachel Jeffcoat (@longstorytweet) May 11, 2016
This can't be our reason for everything, people.
2Attached At The Blanket
After co sleeping with her for the past month she slept in her crib last night for the first time. I took it harder than she did— Jasyy (@JasyyMelero) May 3, 2016
They're just so cuddly and sweet.
3The Sacrifice Is Real
Toddler beds aren't so bad if you enjoy being cramped and uncomfortable while having a tiny person beat you— Tired Working Mom (@WorkingMom86) April 29, 2015
Just give in and move it to the adult bed, in cases like this.
4Stuffed Animal Orgy
It may get a little cramped.
5What's Mine Is Yours
Charley now thinks that my bed is hers, sitting herself in the middle of it so I have .5 feet of bed to sleep on— Alyssa Meier (@alyssameier) May 5, 2016
DONT COSLEEP W YO CHILENS
And by "don't" she means "do."
6A Soft, Giant Jungle Gym
Knee pads and helmet optional.
7Good Thing They're Cute
You know you can't resist it, no matter the time of day.
8A Little Insanity
Frantically googles "Kitten co-sleeping" and wonders how anyone sanely cares for a human baby— Robin Hitchcock (@HitchDied) April 15, 2016
They don't, that's how.
9A New Birth Control
"What are you currently using as contraceptive?" Co-sleeping.— jeniferleee (@jeniferleee) April 14, 2016
Don't quote me on this, but I'd say it's around 98.9 percent effective.
10A Special Kind Of Love
Co-sleeping with a child with severe allergies takes a special kind of love. #thosesoundstho— Dawn (@DawnDCovin) April 1, 2016
That's what kleenex and ear plugs are for right?
The struggle to get in and out of bed with a co-sleeping baby— Jewelz Milf Mommy (@Jmilfy562) March 28, 2016
Pro tip: pee before you get in bed.
Downfall of co sleeping... A person not even 3 feet long somehow takes up the entire queen sized bed— ashton pryor (@Ashtonpryor14) March 28, 2016
Seriously, how is that even possible? I've done the math, and it just doesn't add up.
13Seriously, There's No Room
Co-sleeping: also known as your kid somehow taking up the whole bed even though they are actually tiny— Nina (@ninaajo) March 24, 2016
Just to get the point across.
They don't sleep in your bed, you sleep in their bed.
15A Thankless Arrangement
Cant believe how quickly Tommy ditched me this evening for the top bunk. Like the last 3 years of co-sleeping have meant nothing to him ✋— Katie Baker (@Katie_Bakes93) March 20, 2016
Someday they'll appreciate you the way you deserve.
16Boundaries Aren't Real
Co sleeping with kids..sleeping on the edge every single time,they don't know boundaries.— Patricia Lopez (@pattylovespink) March 18, 2016
There is no "your side" and "my side."
17No Pacifier Necessary
Co-sleeping: they only way he'd beat the 20 minute intervals of sleep. And he had fistfuls of my hair to soothe him when he woke. #momlife— Melissa Hutcheson (@mrsmhutch) March 12, 2016
At least it saves you money on that trim.
Adventures in co-sleeping: a tiny hand just reached out and patted me reassuringly on the back. Her breathing never changed. Sound asleep.— Jenica Rogers (@jenica26) March 10, 2016
And there are sweet moments too.
19Wet Dreams, I Mean Sheets
Co-sleeping with baby: just accept that you and your sheets are going to smell like wet diapers all the time #momlife ❤️— izzie (@theizziemcfizzy) March 1, 2016
Just buy a really nice perfume.
20The Graphic Truth
Co-sleeping is when you go in wearing an eye mask and end up wearing a lucha libre mask.— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) February 28, 2016
She's just saying it like it is.
Finally drifts off to sleep *foot in face* finally drifts off again *foot in stomach, slap across the face* co-sleeping is fun they said...— Sarah Lever (@SarahLever1) February 22, 2016
Co-sleep, they said. It'll be fun, they said.