I can’t remember the last time Zoey fell asleep without me having to hug her until she dozes off. Sometimes it can take up to two freaking hours! Recently, it has been the hubs who’s the victim. They have to sing princess songs together until she tells him that she’s finally ready for bed. Usually, it’ll take about five princess songs until the torture is over. Luckily, the hubs knows EVERY princess song there is. So they’ll sing happily, loudly every single night.
But something happened last night. Something quite magical. Zoey told us to leave her alone. ALONE! She wanted to go to bed All. By. Herself. YEP. The magic itself was also in this whimsical fairytale-like teepee bed that we made for her. Initially, the idea was to get her a tent for giggles. Then, we decided why not put her mattress in it? One thing led to another and the teepee was all decked out with gold paper garland (made by yours truly), white x-mas lights, and these IKEA string lights made out of hearts and stars.
Zoey was sooo excited about her new ‘bed’. When all the string lights are on, she’ll say “I’m looking at the stars!” as she can see them through the teepee.
What kind of precious girl wouldn’t want a bed like this?! You see that flower pillow in her teepee? The hubs sewed that for Zoey right before she was born…
This teepee also has a window. Right before bed, Zoey closes the curtain for nighttime. Everything about this is all too precious.
And here are some updated photos of Zoey from tonight with her teepee getting ready for bed:
Yesterday, we only had time to put on the white x-mas lights. While she was in school, I added the paper garland and IKEA heart/star string lights. As you can see, she was very pleasantly surprised. I told her to closed her eyes before entering her bedroom, when she opened them she said “That’s so pretty, thanks mommy!”
Now that Zoey has her magical place to sleep, we need to make something as cool for Mr. Axel! What are your thoughts on Zoey’s teepee bed? Please share…
Happy Friday and have a fabulous weekend!