I haven't gone as far to read her That Book, but I think about it nearly every single night lately as my nine-year-old has been exiting her bed multiple times to tearfully tell me about her nightmares and fear of the dark.
It's heartbreaking and sweet, and downright annoying.
And now I will deliver the lowest blow I can, here on this day after being held hostage for five days straight by a child who refuses to go to sleep on her own.
If you have a baby who just started sleeping through the night, enjoy the silence. This isn't the end of your nights of wakefulness with a restless youngster. One day this child, after being a sleep expert for years, will think aliens are going to abduct her the minute her eyes close, and you will have to resort to creative ways of getting her to go back to her bed.
And then please fill me in on them, because I'm fresh out.
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