Jacob hasn't liked sleeping in a bed since he was about four or five--he's mostly slept on the floor. For the last six months or so, Lukas has also been sleeping on the floor more often than not. Last week the boys cleaned their room completely, then put colored tape on the floor to define "Jacob's", "Lukas's", and "shared" areas of the room. In the process, Lukas gave me several blankets to put away, as he decided (at the end of September, after four months of Cypriot summer...) that it was really too warm for so many blankets.
Last night he asked me to give him some blankets, as the floor was too hard.
I said, "Well, you COULD sleep on the mattress, you know!" His eyes lit up and
he said, "That's a good idea! I can put the mattress on the floor under the bed,
then when I throw toys on the bed, they won't bounce!!"
So now Lukas has his mattress on the floor under his bed. The same bed we
brought to Cyprus because Lukas was so heartbroken at the thought of leaving it
behind--it was the only children's bed we brought. He's slept in it maybe three
times since we came. But at least he has a good place to keep toys without them
What I haven't figured out yet is why we bought Jacob a bed when we got here.
He didn't want one, and didn't want to lose that space in his room, but I
thought he should have one. Maybe for the same reason my parents insisted on
getting me a bed (a futon, actually) when I gave my bed to my little sister when
she was big enough for a bed, since I preferred sleeping on the floor anyway and
didn't want a bed taking space up in my room. Not that I know what that reason
was, nor do I know why I preferred sleeping on the floor myself...