The first thing I want to say is once asleep, Hope ALWAYS sleeps through the night. Except for last night. Last night she woke up three times crying. She told me she was afraid of the dark. She has been afraid of the dark from the beginning. It wasn’t any darker last night. The third time, I finally functioned enough to change something. I put her pillow at the foot of the bed, turned her around, tucked her in and told her it was no longer dark. YOU might not have believed me, put apparently Hope did- she slept the rest of the night.
I woke up this morning to Hope slamming my bedroom door. I asked her what was wrong and earned one of her “mean” faces. I told her to sit down until her father was ready to deal with her. When he came in the room and asked her what the problem was, she told him “Mommy was being mean to me”. His answer? “Mommy isn’t awake enough to be mean to you”.
I really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning 😦