Does anybody who co-sleeps have any good strategies for getting LO out of bed in the morning without getting me out too? We often have this problem on week-ends, when DH is around, up, and willing to take DS first thing so I can catch up. It rarely works, although the times that it has were so blissfull that I keep hoping.
Right now, it is worse because DS has been sick with a cold, sleeping very poorly, which means I am sleeping very poorly too (not to mention getting sick myself) and nursing him all night practically. Then first thing in this morning (day 3 of sickhouse), he wanted to get up and play, and I JUST COULD NOT DO IT! Daddy was downstairs (it was not even 7, so he had not left for work yet), and I just wanted DS to go down with him for an hour so I can catch up a LITTLE. But he woudln't do it. He is 3, and very very verbal, so it is not like he doesn't understand what I am saying. I tried to explain that I need to sleep longer but he just wouldn't go downstairs without me until I lost my cool, yelled, and when DH came in I went in the other room with earplugs to try to sleep more. DH took over, and DS eventually accepted it, but by then I was too uspet to sleep anymore anyway, feel like a zombie (a very guilty feeling zombie for losing my temper) and barely functioning, and DH had to stay home so I could go to work and escape the house, because I was not fit to be around, let alone mother my sick boy. Which is where I am now, except I am too tired after much coffee to concentrate on much of anything.
When this happens on weekends, I am almost always so grouchy after being dragged out of bed that I find it really hard to be a nice mama, although I usually do not actually lose my temper, just my sweet disposition (which is tenuous at the best of times - I did not get the moniker Cactus for nothing).
Any advice out there?