My sister-in-law suggested to our little man that if he would stay in his big boy bed, then maybe the sleep fairy would leave him a treasure under his pillow. I know there's a sleep fairy story book, I think she even has it. We haven't read it. But the little man was intrigued.
I had this dilemma. Obviously candy is not a great wake-up-in-the-morning treasure, though he'd be fine with it. I didn't want to add to our stock of plastic crap, so no more little toys either.
I'll (the sleep fairy, I mean) leave quarters! I thought to myself. One under his pillow in the morning.
Well, our B was pretty ticked when she saw he's getting paid. She's been staying in her bed independently and going to sleep in 10 minutes or less for years. So now there's a quarter for her each morning too.
People! This adds up! I can't keep using the same quarters each morning (which I've done several times) because eventually B will figure out that her stash is not growing.
I feel like I need money for laundry again. I guess it's off to the bank with me for some rolls of quarters.
The up side? Little man is figuring out how to go to sleep on his own. For only $1.75 a week.
Rock on Sleep Fairy.