Ever since the birth of my baby girl, my little man has been visiting us at night. He comes in the middle of the night and sleeps with us. It is not every night, but most nights he comes. I assumed it was to seer be near the baby. She sleeps in a baby bay attached to our bed. She is getting ready to transition to another room and her own bed. When we were preparing for her birth we paired up the girls because my daughter didn't want to be alone and my son did. In hindsight I would have done it differently because the littles enjoy one another so much.
Last night my son asked if V could sleep in her own bed in his room. So I moved the pack in play in his room next to his bed. They both went to sleep, no problem. I even cleaned up and almost finished my entire Pilates DVD with my oldest before baby girl woke up to eat.
Needless to say I figured I was pushing my luck to stick her back in there for round 2. Let's face it...I like my sleep and her moving out of the baby bay means I have to get out of bed for nite feedings!
Today is a holiday, and those of us 9 and up were trying to sleep in. The littles slept in a bit, but we were up playing and coloring by 7 am. While talking about how everyone ended up in our bed my son declared that he has to come to our bed when he wakes up because it is dark. He said he can't see the monsters and bad guys in the dark. So he needs to come into mommy's bed to be safe. He said he is a good guy and he needs to run from the bad guys so he closes the door and runs. This is true. He always closes his door, and runs.... how else would I always know he was on his way?
I had seen the Monster spray idea on Pinterest so I told him I could make a spray to scare them all away. What we needed was something more powerful than just monster spray. It needed to be K sized, and good on monsters, bad guys and ghosts evidently.
I took an old bottle, some paper and colored pencils and made the bottle. I filled it with water and about 8 drops of Lavender oil. Lavender is good for relaxing and promoting sleep. It is also a pretty safe oil, so I felt ok to use it for a kids spray.
Tonight when we sprayed it, he showed me every specific corner and nook he wanted it sprayed. He joyfully hopped into bed. He said my nite nite spray smells really nice. Just a bonus I suppose! I am hoping he stays in his bed, I will let you know how it works.