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...
This can't be our reason for everything, people.
2Attached At The Blanket
They're just so cuddly and sweet.
3The Sacrifice Is Real
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
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.
9A New Birth Control
Don't quote me on this, but I'd say it's around 98.9 percent effective.
10A Special Kind Of Love
That's what kleenex and ear plugs are for right?
Pro tip: pee before you get in bed.
Seriously, how is that even possible? I've done the math, and it just doesn't add up.
13Seriously, There's No Room
Just to get the point across.
They don't sleep in your bed, you sleep in their bed.
15A Thankless Arrangement
Someday they'll appreciate you the way you deserve.
16Boundaries Aren't Real
There is no "your side" and "my side."
17No Pacifier Necessary
At least it saves you money on that trim.
And there are sweet moments too.
19Wet Dreams, I Mean Sheets
Just buy a really nice perfume.
20The Graphic Truth
She's just saying it like it is.
Co-sleep, they said. It'll be fun, they said.