Not a week goes by where my husband and I aren't woken up in the middle of the night to a sweet voice saying,
"Momma, I had a bad dream, can I sleep with you and daddy?"
We used to say "sure honey" and they'd hope into bed with us...the result? Ryan and I didn't get ANY sleep. We learned quickly that our boys are VIOLENT little sleepers! We were getting kicked and pushed all night...
So although we'd love to say yes, we know better now....plus, we're in a queen and it's barely big enough for us (especially when I'm pregnant and if you haven't noticed yet, I'm pregnant more often than I'm not!)
We pull it out, throw the pillow on (also under the bed) grab a blanket (yep, that's under there too), say a prayer with them and roll back over to sleep.
It used to be a huge hassle. We'd either spend 30 minutes convincing them to go back to their bed (without crying so they didn't wake up the siblings in the room) or 10 minutes setting up a makeshift bed on our floor for them.
But now it's much more simple...they're even at the point that they'll just come down, pull the bedding out and fall asleep with us never even knowing they came down (until morning when we almost trip over them!)
It works for me!!...Anything to simply life and get everyone to sleep a little better is a blessing around here!