The past couple of nights Aurora have had some trouble sleeping through the night. She has always been an excellent sleeper. Sleeping almost 10 hours at night when she was just a baby. Poor thing does have some separation issues when it comes it bed time. I typically sit in her room with her until she falls asleep so she’s comfortable. I know it’s not the best idea and it’s pretty frustrating when she doesn’t fall asleep right away but that’s alright. As parents sometimes we just have to do what we have to do. She always sleeps through the night, except for lately.
When she kept waking up in the middle of the night it seemed rather odd. We kept asking her what was wrong but she would never say. Last night was the worst. I heard her crying in her room and when I came in she was shaking like crazy and soaked with sweat. It scared me pretty bad. I wasn’t sure if I should just hold her or call 911. We brought her into the living room and she had finally calmed down. She slept in bed with me last night, we never let her do that, but it seemed needed. This morning I finally got her to talk to me. She kept saying something about her closet. Then it clicked. Before she woke up we heard some kind of a bang, like a door close. Aurora had gotten out of bed and looked in her closet. On a DVD we had gotten of a bunch of bed time stories was the story “There’s a Nightmare in My Closet” she kept looking for something in her closet. She told me the only thing in there was her clothes and toys. My little girl is so funny. Poor little thing kept looking in her closet for a Nightmare! It’s amazing what things can really affect kids. She has such a great imagination; I have to always remember that.
So, do you have a nightmare in your closet?