As parents we often tell a small lie to our kids in order to get a desired result. Let's face it, Santa Claus exists in order to try and get your children to behave. The Tooth Fairy exists to get....ummm....your kids to give you their teeth, I guess? Yuck. Now, enter the Barry Family's Bed Fairy.
As outlined in previous GMTS Newsletter, our son came into our room to sleep with us one night last year, and stayed with us ever since. All that changed on Sunday night. Benjamin slept in his "big-boy" bedroom that night and has every other night this week.
It's not that he is exactly thrilled about it. He would much rather be warmly tucked between my wife and I, snoring away, without a care in the world. But the small presents the Bed Fairy have been bringing him in the morning are more than enough incentive.
Is it bribery? Sure. Is it working? Yes! The good news is by the time he learns he was being bribed, he won't believe in the Bed Fairy, and will have been sleeping in his bed for years.
If making up the Bed Fairy is wrong, I don't want to be right. And for the record, I have never slept better.
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