In case you didn't know this about me yet, I am 100% completely in love with our pups. Yes, we are one of those families. Sometimes I stop and laugh at how normal our interactions with Stanlee and MileyJo have become.
The other night my husband saw Miley and I getting ready for bed and asked if Stanlee was going to join us. I said I don't know, he can stay out on the couch with you. My husband quickly replied with, Ok, well I will go ask him what he wants to do. 100% serious, as if to walk back into the living room expecting Stanlee to have a conversation on his decision! Like I said, one of those families...
Something I struggle with is sleep. I'm not sure why, but I have always been a light sleeper. I don't want to be touched, I like space to turn over and I need to have multiple layers to keep me warm. With that being said, I have been adamant on not having the dogs sleep in bed with us even though we have a big bed.
The past few months I have been a softie toward these boston terrier's bug eyes staring at our bed waiting for the magic words inviting them up. I have given in numerous times, and every night turns into the same thing. Two pups (weighing a combined total of 40 pounds) taking up 2/3 of the bed and leaving this pup momma exhausted the next day.
Why do I keep giving in?!
Stanlee loves to crawl under the covers and every time I worry myself sick that he is going to suffocate under the layers and layers of blankets I have to keep me warm. MileyJo throws around her body trying to get comfortable every 10 minutes. I have been kicked in the face, woke up with a butt resting on my pillow and panicked at a lifeless Stanlee that I thought we lost in the middle night.
But then, some mornings, I get a sweet pup resting her head on my shoulder. A stanlee face that says I am so so tired and I just can't seem to open my eyes yet. It's funny how in those first few moments when I wake up in the morning and I see their sleepy selves, that I somehow justify the 9 hours of horrible restless "sleep" they gave me.
I'm trying to get back to the strong Michelle that said no for four years.
Time to toughen up...