Tuesday, May 3, 2011

bad dreams

Last night we were awakened by a terrible scream. I don't think I have ever heard Addelyn scream like this before! It scared both Mark and I. He ran into her room and ended up carrying her into our bed, where she spent the rest of the night cuddled close to me.

The best thing was that she tried to start conversation with me at 3 a.m. "Mommy, what were you doing in the kitchen last night after I was in bed? Were you eating? What were you eating? Did you get on the computer?" After I discouraged conversation, she finally fell back asleep, thankfully!

This morning, the first thing she asked me was, "Where do all the bad foxes live? Or the bad wolves?" She said a bad fox or wolf was in her room last night.
These are the days I absolutely love to watch her wild imagination - however, I'm a little nervous that wild imagination will lead to wild dreams at night!
I found out later she read the story "The Three Little Pigs" for the first time at her babysitter's yesterday so that could be where the bad wolf came in!

1 comment:

Hannah Joy said...

Oh the bad dreams are the worst! Riley used to get night terrors when she'd be cutting a tooth. I hated them, Amity gets them now occasionally. Horrid to see her just screaming and throwing herself around but not really THERE. Glad we haven't dealt with that for a while.
"Your 3 yo" says that bad dreams, and suddenly becoming more frightful and faltering at things that they did the other day with confidence - happens for a little bit in the 4th year...Or at least it's common. We woke up the other morning to find Riley's bedroom light on, she said there was a monster by her dresser and she needed the light to sleep. :0( I'm really surprised she didn't call us. When they are scared at night it's the one time I WANT to be woken up so I can make it better, ya know? Though I'm with you, I could do with out conversations about what my bedtime snack was! :0)