Originally Posted by NikiJeanne
I am in the vast minority in this poll - I really don't like it so much in practice, but I love it for my kids. My husband is the one who absolutely adores sleeping and snuggling with the kids. I am the one who often will sneak out at 4 a.m. to finish out the night in the guest bedroom.
No, I feel similarly. I don't really enjoy cosleeping. I don't like being touched when I sleep; I like a lot of sleep space. I have discovered sleeping upside-down, however. I can peel back the bottom edge of the covers and put my pillow down there after my son is asleep. The quality of my sleep dramatically improved after that. I no longer got interrupted in deep sleep, although sometimes I do when my son hugs my ankles.
But seriously, my 3 year old is a big time hugger. And for some reason, he hugs my head while I sleep. I continually remove his arm from the top of my head all night long and he throws his arm back on my head. At least he no longer aggressively hair-fluffs. He was a hair-fluffer since birth. There's nothing like a little guy aggressively fluffing your hair at 2 in the morning. I do have a hard time sleeping with him since he's so touchy and I'm just not. But there's no way he'd leave willingly. So I do weird stuff like sleep upside-down and fantasize about sleeping on the couch.
My husband, OTOH, loves cosleeping. He sleeps with our oldest (we don't all fit in a bed). When he's out of town on business, he misses having someone to snuggle. He really loves cosleeping. We switched beds one night so that he could sleep with ds2. But ds2's aggressive head-hugging even disturbed dh's sleep.
Anyway, I'm not a fan but my kids are so I suck it up. It sounds terrible, but I won't miss it when they move to their own beds (do they ever do that, seriously???). My husband will be sad, however.