Mom Confession: I Miss My Husband So I Sleep With My 5-Year-Old (VIDEO)

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Every mom has, at one time or another, ended up with a kid or three in her bed. Nightmares, thunderstorms, or those inexplicable sleep problems that crop up and then go away as quickly as they came can all be to blame.

But that's your kids coming to you for comfort....what about expecting the same from them? That seems to be the deal with this mom who crawls into her 5-year-old son's bed every night after he's asleep. She says she knows it's probably bad for him, but she needs the comfort.

I'm going to quote Dr. Phil here: A child can't come into the world with a job. She's the mom; she should be comforting her child, not expecting him to comfort her. That is a heavy burden for a little kid to carry. I don't think she's creepy, but I do feel bad for her that she's never learned to sleep alone.

I think she should get a pet....it's a warm, living, breathing creature, and I find it very comforting to realize my cat is curled up by my feet or next to my pillow. Or, for goodness' sake, she should talk to her husband about how much she hates being alone at night and see if he can switch to a different shift. And I do think a little therapy to help her work through her anxieties, so she feels safe sleeping alone, might be helpful.

What do you think: sad, creepy, or no big deal?

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Venae Venae

Creepy.

fave82 fave82

This lady needs to grow up.

tuffy... tuffymama

We have family bed, but not because I'm missing my husband. That's just weird and creepy. And five is pushing the age limit, IMO.

fave82 fave82

I dont think anything g is wrong with kids wanting g ti sleep with their parents. I used to crawl into bed with my mom and i let my daughter do it when she can't sleep or whatever. Totally different though when the mom is the one being dependent on the kid.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Creepy if she is dependent on the kid. If my hubby is out of town the older kids, 7 & 4 yrs usually take turns sleeping in daddy's spot. They love it. One day it won't happen cause they won't want to so I enjoy the one on one bonding for now.

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

Creepy. Your kids should come to you for comfort, not the other way around.

javak... javakitty2011

the biggest problem is the reason why. She needs counseling services to help her deal with the emotional issue

pupuk... pupukeawahine

It works both ways.  Love is love, people have been sleeping with their kids for eons, it was the norm.  Plus dad isn't home, and mom probably is a little scared being alone, wants the kids safe.  I see nothing wrong with it.  The child probably feels very loved.

Erak Zerebelem

Creepy. The kid does not feel loved. He feels like his mother needs something from him. Very creepy very wrong.

pupuk... pupukeawahine

Why woulfd snuggling up next to mommy with your teddy bear and a few kisses before you go to sleep not make you feel loved when you're five?  Only in the modern western world is this considered  creepy "wrong" by some people.

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