Note: This is originally posted at my bravejournal blog but was transferred here so the comments are just copied and pasted for remembrance purposes.
Back in the States, my daughter wouldn't sleep without me by her side so my husband had to sleep by himself. That was our arrangement for over two years. I can remember when my husband told me this "I love it that we have a kid already but I also miss being just the two of us".
Well for me, I don't mind because I grew up in the Philippines with similar situation. So being raised with a very tight family ties, I let my daughter slept with us since she was a baby.. So I guess I am the one to blame for it.
But anyhow when we transferred overseas, a big transformation occured. We talked our daughter into sleeping on her own bed. On the first night, she did not like the idea, she crawled back into our bed at midnight. So we thought, there's no hope for it and that we're going back to our old ways again. But to our surprise, she slept through the night in her own bed the next day.
From then on, she don't want to sleep with us anymore even if my husband offered one night because the mosquitos got inside her bedroom. She said "I'm more comfortable with my own bed now". My husband was so relieved and said "Finally".
The problem now is, my son don't sleep through the night so at midnight he'll wake up and I have to transfer to his room and sleep there too.. I just enjoy the moment, while they want Mommy hehehe.. Because sooner, they would want to do things by themselves.