Yet another celebrity parent is getting real about still co-sleeping with their “big” kids, and honestly, it’s so relatable. Even if you’re not the kind of family that makes this a habit, it does seem like older kids make a habit of sneaking into your bed at night—and it’s nice to hear other parents talk about it.
In an episode of Amanda Hirsch’s “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast earlier this week, Kourtney Kardashian says she and her middle child, daughter Penelope Disick, has been co-sleeping with her mom for over 10 years.
“She’s slept with me every day since she was born,” Kardashian said. “And pretty much still does, unless she has a friend sleep over.”
If you’re wondering how that works with Kardashian’s new husband, Travis Barker, well it does work just fine—because she and her husband aren’t yet living together. She says they’re still trying to figure out what living arrangements work best for their blended family.
“I think we’re in the place where we’re figuring out how to blend our households and our kids,” Kardashian tells Hirsch. “We’re getting those things in place. We do family dinner every Sunday night with all the kids at his house. “We want our kids to also feel really comfortable, and they have both lived in their homes their wholes lives, for the most part, and they each have their rooms.”
Honestly, kudos to them for taking the time to figure out what works for everyone and to do things on a timeline that’s comfortable for them.
Barker and Kardashian got married in May of this year. He has three children—Landon, 18, Alabama, 16, and a stepdaughter he shares with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. Kardashian is mom to 12-year-old Mason, Penelope, and 7-year-old Reign.
As for Penelope, Kardashian says she “doesn’t worry” about her daughter, especially when it comes to their sleeping arrangements.
“Unless she has a friend sleep over or unless she leaves me to go sleep at Travis’s or Auntie Coco’s or Auntie Kiki’s… but besides that, we are so close.”
Both Christina Ricci and Alicia Silverstone have opened up about their co-sleeping arrangements with their sons, acknowledging that sometimes bigger kids still need to share a bed with their parents. And whether it’s an every night thing for your family or a once-in-awhile thing, sometimes it can be pretty nice.