The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

I’m picking out a thermos for you


Yeah, so, The Kid has developed this strange bedtime habit. He likes to bring all kinds of random stuff to bed with him.

He already has three blankets in his crib. Some nights he goes to bed with three books. Some nights he goes to bed wearing his hat and sunglasses. Some nights he goes to bed with three blankets, a hoodie and a washcloth. Some nights he goes to bed with his hat, “Goodnight Moon” and a container of wipes.

Every night it’s something different. And every night we sneak back into his room around 10 p.m. and carefully take everything out of the crib and place it on the nearby dresser.

We don’t care what he takes to bed with him as long as he goes to sleep. I have no idea if this is unusual behavior for a toddler or not.  I mean, I get it, kid. I’ve taken some strange things to bed, too. Ha ha! Get it? I’m joking that I used to be a whore who slept with questionable men. I don’t need anyone to slut shame me. I can just do it myself. Thank you very much.


So, my dear readers with spawns of your own, do they also take random things to bed with them?



Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

5 thoughts on “I’m picking out a thermos for you

  1. We usually pick out one or two engines and stuffed animals/dolls and line them up on his headboard so they can listen to stories and go to bed with us. Sometimes they have to be placed back in their box, however, because they get rowdy and disruptive and make it hard to sleep. You know how those engines can be.

  2. My kid usually takes some toy cars and his blankie, but he occasionally rolls in with books or something else. He’s taken a comb, nail clippers, a snot-sucker, an empty paper towel roll, and a cat toy before. Among other things.

  3. I’m so glad to know that other toddlers are doing this, too. I’m kinda surprised that Calvin hasn’t tried to make Homer sleep in his crib with him.

  4. The Kid is hilarious. And that is one of the best songs EVER written. I hope his “stuff” brings him peaceful dreams.

  5. One of my kids used to sleep with socks on her hands (It was during the same time she would only eat with chopsticks. I don’t know if the two are related or not).

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