a little over a month ago i put the littles’ cribs into storage and had them start sleeping together on their crib mattresses on the floor. everyone’s sleep situation is different, but our kids do much better co-sleeping than on their own. and since it’s too difficult to have all four of us in the same bed (family bed!) the next best thing for them has been sleeping beside one another. while sleep arrangements are unique to every family, allowing our children the control over that area of their life - going to sleep when they are ready and waking and playing when they no longer need sleep, is working pretty well for us. we love the montessori approach when it comes to raising them and it’s working out nicely for our family.
i ordered this fun orange and white striped play teepee from land of nod last month and the littles have enjoyed sleeping inside it together. we have always been big fans of building teepees and forts together (josh proposed to me inside a fort we made!) so it’s been fun to carry on that tradition with the kids. in the morning we read stories inside the teepee together as we finish up breakfast and before we get dressed for the day. eating breakfast in tents inside our apartment must be a davis family thing because i found these photos of josh and me having breakfast in a tent when we were first married living in our little studio in harlem. of course, now there is a lot more hide and seek going on!
this post is in partnership with land of nod. we practically lived at their pop up shop in soho last year during the holidays and i’m crossing my fingers for another one this year! it was just so magical and fun! (you can see if one of their stores or pop up shops is near you HERE.) the pop up shop is where i bought a lot of our holiday decor for the home and also eleanor’s red ukulele last year.