Japanese parents share a bed with their children.
My eldest daughter, Pon, goes to bed alone since she is already a teenager.
Bee had never slept alone and she usually went to bed with me hand in hand.
When On-chang, a Taiwanese girl, left our house to move
to a graduate dormitory, Bee declared that she would sleep alone
in her own room, which On-chang had used.
I thought that I would miss Bee but it was very pleasant.
I could read, write my blog, prepare lunch boxes and so on
when she slept by herself.
How comfortable this Western lifestyle was!
When Bee asked me what I thought about going to bed,
I replied both ways were good.
"Mom, which is better?
Me going to bed alone?
Or with you?
I don't mind which you choose."
"I think either is good, Bee."
Then Bee went very depressed.
"Mom doesn't love me anymore!"
"Oh! Honey, I love you so much!
I'd really love if you go to bed with me as usual!" I said.
My original Japanese entry.